Clean Water for Zimbabwe
Mudzi is a rural community in the Mashonaland East province of Zimbabwe with a population of approximately 35 000 people most of whom are subsistence farming. These villagers today are in dire need of a clean water source. The nearest water is a muddy dam which is unprotected and used by the livestock consisting of cattle and goats. The women have no options for any sanitized water source and therefore are forced to do their laundry and bathe their children in the same water that their animals drink and defecate in. The women then fill their buckets with the muddy water obtained from the same dam through a shallow well dug around the bank. Though the water might look a little clear due to siltation, it still contains bacteria that cause killer diseases. It is a well documented fact that Southern African water sources such as dams, streams and rivers are almost all under severe threat of environmental pollution. This is mostly due to over population of rural rain water catchment areas and use of streams and rivers for human bathing and clothing washing. These areas are dry areas without water due to lack of municipal infrastructure as well as long periods of no rain.
Improving the access to clean water is a simple and cost effective means to reducing water-borne sickness and disease.
We would like to invite you and the community to consider assisting with this problem by investing in clean, healthy, water for everybody in Mudzi and eventually in the greater Zimbabwe.
How you can be involved:
Pray for families in Zimbabwe who are forced to depend on unclean water sources simply to survive. Thank God that simple initiative like point of use water purification system can bring dramatic change, transforming the health of communities.
Donate now to help provide clean water and sanitation to Mudzi community in need of clean drinking water. Your gift will help ACTIVE deliver critical, life-saving support to the people of Mudzi.
ACTIVE has engaged with the New Life International through their Water for the World division to provide a point of use water purification system that purifies water through chlorination.The system is almost maintenance free needing very minimal human resource input for maintenance making it fitting for developing countries.
A single purifier or a quantity of purifiers may be sponsored by individuals, service organizations, mission organizations, relief organizations, churches, businesses, or individuals. These groups can also donate towards or sponsor an entire system.
A $3,500 sponsorship helps provide the funds for a water purification system which includes; building the purifier, shipping to a designated location, purchase of the in-country supplies (water tanks, battery, solar panel or battery charger) and providing training for the nationals that will use the purifier. We gladly accept donations of any amount.
If the water purifier is the only component needed to implement a safe water solution, a donation of $1,000 provides the funds for a single purifier unit, plus shipping to your location.
ACTIVE is 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, any contributions are tax deductible.
The World Water Crisis Fast Facts:
- More than one billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water;
- Water-related diseases are the leading cause of death in the world, taking the lives of 6,000 people a day;
- Every 15 seconds a child dies from a preventable, water-related disease;
- 40 billion hours are lost annually to hauling water, a chore primarily undertaken by women and girls.