How far do you have to walk to get a glass of water when you’re thirsty?
How far do you have to walk to get a glass of water when you’re thirsty? At your house, maybe 10 or 20 steps to get to the refrigerator or sink. During a sweltering hot day at an amusement park with your family, probably a hundred feet to the nearest water fountain or restaurant.
Now pop yourself into the middle of Africa. On average, women and children in developing countries walk 3.7 miles and carry 5 gallons every day to bring clean water home to their families.
“You know what it’s like to carry a gallon of milk from the car to the kitchen counter? Try a gallon in each hand at 8.6 pounds each, and the total weight is less than half the 44 pounds an African woman carries on her head in a 20-liter jerrycan to get water. You see, carrying water is not just dicult, it’s a lifelong pain in the neck or back that sometimes causes serious health problems.” — WorldVision
On average, women and children in developing countries walk 3.7 miles and carry 5 gallons every day.
28Bold exists to provide water relief, in partnership with local churches, to underrepresented portions of Africa. We build wells and provide water filters to give easier access to gallons and gallons of clean water and an open door for the gospel by building our wells alongside local churches.
70,000 gallons of water a day are drawn from the wells we have built. Countless gospel conversations have occured as a result. Our goal in 2024 is to build 6 more wells to reach more people with access to clean water and the gospel.
Will you consider giving to help us provide gallons of clean water & an open door for the gospel?