We are so excited to share this update with you! We have chosen to partner with Samaritan’s Purse to aid in drilling fresh water wells in much needed areas in Bolivia.
Samaritan’s Purse is working in rural communities of the mountainous Altiplano Region of Bolivia to reduce malnutrition, improve & increase income and education opportunities, and improve the health of children. We find families with young children and help them to construct hand-dug wells. Children under 5 years old are most susceptible to waterborne illnesses, so if we can provide a lasting source of clean water, their health can improve tremendously. Each well is about 30 to 35 feet deep, and it is lined with cement rings to prevent contamination. Once the well is complete, we also have cement masons put a cap and locally-manufactured hand pump on the well. These wells cost about $500 to construct, and they transform the lives of the families who receive them.
Their holistic approach to teaching sustainable practices, including farming projects, really resonated with us. The $3500 we raised this summer from the sale of fresh watermelons will go far here and is just the beginning of what will hopefully be a lifelong partnership! Question: how many of you would be interested in donating if we set up a website to receive donations for this campaign? Thank you, again, for all of your support this past summer – we could not have done this without you.
Read more about Samaritan’s Purse efforts to provide clean water here.