$type=grid$count=4$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$show=home

Clean Water Saved My Child's Life

Marie, a young girl similar in many ways to the children in our lives, calls a small village in Central Africa home. For years, Marie suffered from a constant stream of illnesses. 

Her struggle began when she was two years old; she nearly died from a case of severe diarrhea.Hospital staff diagnosed Marie with intestinal parasites. After a week-long hospitalization and lots of medication she recovered. But three months later, the symptoms returned.


Marie's mother at their community's new water source!
“It was a scary time,” confesses Marie’s father. As the toddler’s parents left the hospital for the second time, they knew they’d be back unless something changed.  

Three months later, FH started working in Marie’s village and realized that most families were washing and drinking from the pooled water on the ground. FH staff quickly saw that the situation was dire and that access to clean water was the community’s priority. 

A central well was built and the walk to collect water dropped from several kilometres to several minutes. In addition to teaching well maintenance, FH staff empowered community leaders to demonstrate good hygiene practices to help families stay healthy and to prevent the spread of disease.  

Marie’s father was astonished at the results.


Since we started to drink this water, no one in my family has fallen sick. Now people from neighboring villages come and take water from this well because they know it is clean water and will not run out. Without this well, my kids might have died.

Stories like this are tragically common, but your generous partnership can change this reality – one community at a time! Families are moving toward health and security through a variety of water projects.

Join our summer water campaign today and you can make an unforgettable impact on a family waiting for access to clean water.

GET POSTS LIKE THIS IN YOUR INBOX!

Name

Annual Report,2,Artist,10,Bangladesh,25,Burundi,35,Business,1,Cambodia,36,Canada,38,Christmas,1,divorce,1,Easter,1,Education,50,Emergency Relief,42,Environment,8,Ethiopia,36,Feed Kids,22,Food Security,14,FoodFarming,58,Gift Guide,25,Guatemala,39,Haiti,23,HealthNutrition,69,HopeNotes,99,Hunger,8,husband,1,Iraq,1,laughter,1,Leadership,15,Livelihood,32,marriage,2,Medical,30,Opinion,48,Over 1000 views,29,Over 800 views,10,Partnership,62,Peru,10,Philippines,22,Poverty,15,Recipes,11,refugees,3,Rwanda,20,Soup Campaign,4,Soup Campaign 2015,1,Sponsorship,70,Syria,4,Uganda,33,Videos,28,Water,26,wife,1,WomenGirls,59,
ltr
item
Food for the Hungry: Clean Water Saved My Child's Life
Clean Water Saved My Child's Life
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XQ7Ki5RFuN8/UebPV5q_KaI/AAAAAAAAAc8/MyWSTqV9aAE/s320/Marie's+mother+at+new+water+source.JPG
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XQ7Ki5RFuN8/UebPV5q_KaI/AAAAAAAAAc8/MyWSTqV9aAE/s72-c/Marie's+mother+at+new+water+source.JPG
Food for the Hungry
http://blog.fhcanada.org/2013/07/clean-water-saved-my-childs-life.html
http://blog.fhcanada.org/
http://blog.fhcanada.org/
http://blog.fhcanada.org/2013/07/clean-water-saved-my-childs-life.html
true
6831483658384501334
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy