Clean Water

Nehema has the job of carrying water instead of going to school

In the sub-Saharan region of Africa, drought threatens the population multiple times a year.  In places such as Northern Tanzania, with no accessible ground water, life depends completely on rain.  In the dry seasons, women and children can walk up to 20 miles to find a source of water keeping them away from their families for days.  Children miss school for weeks to herd cattle to different villages in search of water and grainy land.  Even those who are not being forced to travel are at a high risk of water borne illness from the polluted water gathered from small rainwater reservoirs.  One in four babies born in this region die of dehydration shortly after birth.

With the help of generous donors, Faces 4 Hope has helped the community build two large above ground water reserves.  These tanks can hold between 16,000 and 25,000 gallons of water and are a means for survival for the tribal Maasai people and their liv

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