Agencies like Water Missions International bring water and supply the means to sustain the resource (i.e., the technology, resources, equipment, expertise, and training) to places and communities that are without water. This is a global crisis. One billion people wake up everyday without safe drinking water. Children are sick and weak, which leads to disease and death. There is a constant struggle to find the most basic of human needs. The lack of safe water and adequate sanitation worldwide is a crisis. This crisis steals the lives of 5,500 people each day—more than war, natural disasters, AIDS or hunger. The lack of water is the chief reason for the death of our children worldwide.
Water Missions International is a truly a Wasted Evangelism ministry in action, taking a comprehensive approach to combating the crisis and, as a result, are transforming communities and changing lives every day. They are helping to solve the global water crisis community by community.
Water Missions International does not simply place a water system in a community and leave. Their skill engineers and staff design and customize sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions to meet the needs of individual communities. They partner with the recipient community throughout the process of implementing and developing a project. Staff monitor and evaluate the project and follow-up with the community to ensure the projects sustainability and success.
As a result of the devastating earthquakes and its aftershocks, Water Missions International is currently responding to meet the urgent need for safe water in Nepal, literally at the top of the world. According to the Nepal WASH cluster, over 4.2 million people suffer from inadequate food and water supplies, and the threat of cholera grows each day as a result of unsanitary living conditions. Staff are working in collaboration with partners to respond to the urgent need for safe water as a result of the devastation. Water treatment equipment, including 10 Living Water™ Treatment Systems and up to 20 chlorination devices, was sent to Nepal. Water Missions International staff have been on the ground and have implemented safe water in 10 communities, giving access to 11,197 people. You can support this effort in Nepal, as well as a number of water projects around the globe.
*Much of this material is adapted from Water Missions International's website.