It’s hard for us to imagine a world where water isn’t easily accessible. Yet safe drinking water is scarce in many developing countries. Compounding this is the problem of sanitation. Human waste contaminates water supplies. The result is an endless cycle of ailments and diseases. Because of these hardships, lives are wasted. Time is lost collecting water. Educational opportunities are lost to illness. Economic development is lost while people struggle to survive. And ultimately, lives are lost from disease. The true potential of God’s children should never be wasted like this — because there are solutions!
At Cross International, we work with partners all across the Caribbean, in Latin America and Africa to address the water crisis. Your support can help us provide wells and water systems to impoverished communities. You can also help us fund critically needed latrines, hand-washing facilities and community training in sanitation and hygiene.
With your help, we can provide clean water and sanitation to every community we work in, including the most vulnerable populations. This work is more important now than ever, since clean water is essential for handwashing and disinfection to prevent the spread of diseases.
In eastern Zambia, thousands of women and children travel great distances to collect their water
from dirty riverbeds or unprotected hand-dug pits shared by cattle, dogs and wild animals. “Water Is Life” is a three-year collaboration between Cross International and our local Zambian partner, the Kachere Development Program (KDP) to help provide clean water and effective sanitation. Not only is this program providing new water wells, KDP trained village Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) committees are responsible for the community employing effective sanitation and hygiene practices.
Time is running out! You still have:
Any gift you give before the end of the year will be MATCHED dollar for dollar, up to $75,000, to transform lives not only now, but into the future!
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 811 million in the world suffer from under-nourishment. By providing the gift of food, you will save the lives of thousands of hungry children and their families in developing countries like Haiti, Malawi, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Your gift will support the provision of meals and other basic services that are essential for survival. A generous donation during this season of giving will change lives forever.
This gift will benefit: Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Malawi