Cross International relieves chronic dehydration and fights waterborne illnesses by providing abundant, clean water sources in impoverished communities.
Water projects have many other benefits as well. The poor typically spend hours fetching dirty water from contaminated sources. Thanks to Cross projects, families we helped can now turn on a tap in their yard or walk to their neighborhood pump-operated well for clean, safe water. As a result, children have time to go to school, and mothers can focus on the other needs of their families.
In 2018, Cross International used gifts from donors to fund seven water projects in Vietnam, Haiti, Nicaragua and Zambia. Among these projects was an ongoing effort of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam to provide community wells in poor rural villages, and a ministry constructing community water systems in Nicaragua. Outreaches of this kind represent an important tool for evangelism in countries that prohibit pastors from preaching the Gospel openly in communities.
by clean water:
|Water and sanitation
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In 2018, Cross International partnered with Rainbow Network to build a community water system in the village of San Augustin in Ciudad Dario. Previously these families had to walk long distances to collect water, occupying many hours of their days. But thanks to the new water system, water is delivered directly to each home in the village. What a transformation!