THANKS to the efforts of our congregation and the other churches within our Presbytery, we have raised the $13,000 needed to provide 3 cisterns for the City of Kananga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The check will be sent to Presbyterian World Mission who will then make it available to our missionary, Jeff Boyd, in the Congo.
Since 2003, most Congolese have died from malaria, diarrhea, malnutrition, cholera, typhoid fever and hepatitis A – all problems associated with the lack of safe drinking water. It is estimated that 100 people per day die due to unhealthy water conditions. In addition, it is usually the women who walk for hours to fetch water each day – water that is not safe! Sometimes they even keep their daughters home so they can collect water instead of going to school.
We hope that soon they will have safe drinking water and that the girls can attend school to improve their lives. THANK YOU for making a difference!