When Samaritan’s Purse comes in the Name of Jesus to dig freshwater wells, people around the world find relief for both physical and spiritual thirst.
Samaritan’s Purse is drilling wells in South Sudan to help alleviate the need for water. Of 900,000 people living in this area, 70 percent of them don’t have access to clean water sources.
Expensive drills are needed to reach 250 feet underground in order to access the water needed to provide new life for people in this community in South Sudan.
“More people die because of lack of access to clean, safe drinking water than AIDS, measles, and malaria combined,” said Samaritan’s Purse South Sudan Country Director David Philips. Improving access to clean drinking water would cut the overall health risk for this South Sudan community in half.
In addition to bringing clean water to the people of Mozambique, our team educated 43,752 people about health and hygiene and built 28 hand-washing stations and 364 latrines.
Children in Cambodia enjoy pumping water from their new well. One well can serve up to 60 households.
Cambodian children learn about proper hygiene practices, which can reduce the risk of sickness.
Hand washing is an important skill taught in the hygiene classes at children’s schools in Cambodia.
Almost a third of Haitians do not have access to an improved water source. A shocking 83 percent of the population does not have access to proper sanitation facilities, such as latrines or septic systems. Last year, we drilled 18 permanent wells, constructed 19 sanitation facilities (bath and laundry pads), and built 92 permanent latrines.
Samaritan’s Purse water projects in Haiti have been improving the local health tremendously.
We educated more than 6,000 people through our participatory hygiene and sanitation transformation program and trained elementary school children in basic health and hygiene.
Samaritan’s Purse provides more than just clean water and hygiene education to communities. As a result of the water projects in Haiti, around 400 men, women, and children graduated from the discipleship program offered in Sentandre.
Samaritan’s Purse is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity. All contributions designated for specific projects shall be applied to those projects, and we may assess up to 10 percent to be used for administering the gift. Occasionally, we receive more contributions for a given project than can be wisely applied to that project. When that happens, we use these funds to meet a similar pressing need.
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