Clean drinking water. Water that is safe for human consumption. Water that is free of disease causing pathogens. Clean and clear, free of sediment. Confidence in a community that their families can consume the water because it is clear, clean, healthy, safe, and fresh.
In Guinea Bissau, there is no confidence of clean water. Most communities have very little access to water, and even fewer rural communities have clean water.
Worldwide women and children spend 140 million hours each day collecting water. That is the equivalent of constructing twenty empire state building each day!
A community benefits in so many ways because of clean water. Many common health problems can be avoided with access to enough clean drinking water. Problems associated with a lack of clean drinking water include severe dehydration, fatigue, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, weakness and loss of energy, diarrhea, disease, and death.
At Hope Remembered we desire to see more communities thriving because they have access to clean drinking water.
We partner with other ministries to provide clean water sources where there is currently no access.
Communities with clean water will also benefit from the training they receive in drip irrigation. That means villages can now produce healthy food throughout the seven month dry season.