Clean water is one of the most powerful ways to create change in the world. When a community gains access to clean water, close to home, everything changes.
Women don’t spend hours gathering water. They are healthier than ever. They can work and farm. Earn money and grow food. Send their children to school. Support the local economy. And then teach neighbors how to do the same.
“With clean water, I don’t feel sick anymore. I don’t have to wait in line and can go home and continue with other activities. I go to the market…and sell our family’s crops.”
- DIKO Marie, age 15, Central African Republic
View the handout and discussion guide related to DIKO Marie’s story.
Where will the money go?
Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger support projects in nearly 60 countries around the world, including the U.S. Many of these projects help provide clean water for drinking, sanitation, hygiene and agriculture to those in need.