Non-Profits Plan to Make Clean Water Available to One Million People
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Mar 21
With 11 percent of the world’s population without access to clean water, the world is in a clean water crisis; non-profit organization The Mission Society has a plan to change that. The Ghanaian organization is partnering with Pure Home Water, a non-profit water filter manufacturer to provide clean water to one million people by the year 2020.
March 22 is World Water Day, a day of awareness for the clean water crisis. The Mission Society and Pure Home Water are challenging Christians to purchase a water filter for $25 which will be sent to a family in Ghana.
Through the past seven years, 20,000 water filters have been provided to Ghanaians without access to clean water for drinking, bathing, and cooking. An estimated 100,000 people have benefitted from those filters.
The benefits of this outreach program does not stop at proving clean water. Pure Home Water is able to hire the local women of Taha for filter production. The wages they make are allowing the women to pay for the needs of their families.
The Mission Society uses this program as a way to share faith with Ghanaians. “Our mission has always been to deploy the body of Christ to the least-reached people around the globe,” said president and CEO of The Mission Society, Dick McClain.