19 Jun Things Every Christian Should Do, Dig a Well
Dig a Well, Go to Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, East Africa
Over one billion people lack access to safe drinking water worldwide. Polluted water isn’t just dirty—it’s deadly. Some 1.8 million people die every year of diarrheal diseases like cholera. Tens of millions of others are seriously sickened by a host of water-related ailments—many of which are easily preventable.
More than 1.5m children under five die each year because they lack access to safe water and proper sanitation. Every day water-related diseases claim the lives of 5000 children under the age of five. That’s roughly one every 15 seconds. Households in rural Africa spend an average of 26% of their time fetching water, and it is generally women who are burdened with the task.
If one million Christ followers where to go for 7 day each over the next year they would dig enough wells to end the water crises.
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