How to Give Clean Water

In American culture, we often take for granted how vital water is. Water is the most fundamental resource for sustaining life. Although not ideal, you could live for up to three weeks without food. However, you can only live for three days without water. Even though water is absolutely essential for life, more than 748 million people worldwide are without access to clean, safe drinking water. In third-world countries where the inability to access clean water is most prevalent, entire villages of people are trapped in the cycle of poverty because they are forced to spend several hours every day collecting water and must sacrifice working or attending school.

Over 3 million people die every year from either lack of access to safe drinking water or waterborne illness due to lack of sanitation. Nearly all of the deaths caused by lack of safe drinking water happen in developing third world countries.

You can give clean water to people in need all over the world. There are many ways that you can get involved to help us do our part to end the water crisis, one small village at a time. With the support of people just like you, Hydromissions gives reliable access to clean, safe drinking water and sanitary restroom facilities.

Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea 2012

Lives Touched

Ben and Nikki Buckner are the local missionaries from New Tribes Mission who are stationed in Galilo village. They hosted our team while we were there in Papua New Guinea. For this trip, we ended up boring five different holes, casing two of them and putting a pump on one of them. There were also some existing wells (4 in all) that had been dug and cased. They just did not have pumps on them.