As you give thanks for the gifts in your life, we invite you to give the gift of water. Good health, an education, dignity, time to spend with those you love, enhanced quality of life, and life itself—access to safe water makes all of these possible. Here’s what a new well meant to one woman.
For many generations, the nearest water source for Rebecca Asamani and other community members in the rural Ghanaian village of Kpando Kope used to be little more than a dirty puddle. As a result, community members, especially children, suffered from diseases like dysentery and cholera.
“We were barely getting enough water to live,” recalled Rebecca. “I wouldn’t even have enough water to bathe my children or wash their clothes. If you could only see the water . . . it was green! Only God was taking care of us.”
Thanks to donors like you, today Rebecca and the 287 others in Kpando Kope have an ample supply of safe water from a new well right their homes.
“Now we have fewer diseases,” said Rebecca. “[And, because the water is so close] we have more time to work on our farms and make them bigger so we will have more money this year to send the children to school.” Subsistence farming is the primary livelihood in Kpando Kope.
“We’re also building toilets,” explained Rebecca’s neighbor, Nunenane Adem. Before [we had latrines], all the rain pushed the poop into the water, and we had to drink it.” With education and support provided by Water.org, today the community has built new latrines, dramatically improving health and hygiene.
Rebecca’s story has a happy ending. But there are many people around the world still in desperate need of safe water.
You have the power to radically transform, or even save, the life of someone without safe water. For only $25, you can bring one person safe water. For $150, you can provide safe water to an entire family. And for $10,000, you can provide safe water to an entire village in Ghana.
On behalf of Rebecca and all of those we serve, thank you for giving safe water to those in need!