Friday, May 01, 2009

Three Villages Need Wells



WorldHope Corps seeks sponsors for three new village well projects in northern Malawi before I leave for my annual mission trip to Malawi on May 20.

Each village well project costs about $9,000, including the expense of bringing in heavy equipment to drill a deep borehole, installing pump apparatus, materials for constructing the covering, creating a community garden, and maintenance of the well that will provide a steady flow of fresh water for 1000-2000 villagers.

Please contact me if you are able to pledge or contribute to the Village Well Fund for 2009.



I asked Rev. Copeland Nkhata, pastor of Mzuzu UMC, for profiles of three local churches in remote villages within his preaching circuit that are desperately in need of clean water:


1. JANGAVYA 1 LOCAL CHURCH

2000 community members would benefit from the well. They have no clean water. They often draw drinking water from places or swamps where animals drinks. They nearest river is 5 kilometers away. The risk for water borne diseases leading to high infant mortality. Water problems are also a barrier to schooling for young Children leading to multiple other crises. They Need DEEP wells since water table goes so low in hot summer

2. JANGAVYA II Local Church

1200 community members would benefit from the well. They have no clean water. They often draw drinking water from places or swamps where animals drinks. They nearest river is 5 kilometers away. The risk for water borne diseases leading to high infant mortality. Water problems are also a barrier to schooling for young Children leading to multiple other crises. They Need DEEP wells since water table goes so low in hot summer

3. KAVIYOMBO LOCAL CHURCH

1000 community members would benefit from the well. They have no clean water. They often draw drinking water from places or swamps where animals drinks. They nearest river is 5 kilometers away. The risk for water borne diseases leading to high infant mortality. Water problems are also a barrier to schooling for young Children leading to multiple other crises. They Need DEEP wells since water table goes so low in hot summer

Finally we are very thankful for your graceful disposition to help us with clean water. It is a serious crisis among our people and your help is the best intervention./

Please greet Chappy Valente