Life Giving Water

by Brad Graber

One hot day, a thirsty little five-year-old boy came to our mission house at Ndjoko Punda. Mother gave him a drink of cold water from our refrigerator. That delicious cold water left such an indelible impression on his mind that he told me about it years later. He had never had cold water before.

This past year I took the opportunity to ask several Congolese to share the three greatest needs that exist for the average Congolese. Without exception the number one issue was “safe” drinking water.

We take water for granted. We assume our water is safe and we have no concerns. For millions of people in developing countries water is the source of life threatening diseases.

The World Health Organization estimates that safe drinking water could prevent 1.4 million child deaths from diarrhea each year.

80% of diseases in the developing world are caused by contaminated water.
1.1 billion people do not have safe drinking water.

One way to change this situation is through access to well water. Clean water leads to better health, more opportunities, and therefore, a way out of poverty.

We have searched for a drill to meet this need in remote locations. We have found one such tool in
The Village Drill.

Benefits of The Village Drill:
• Utilizes local labor and resources since it is human-powered
• Can bore a 6 inch hole up to 250 feet deep
• Most economical drill available
• Provides pride and ownership for each community
• Provides access to safe drinking water
For more information about The Village Drill please click on this link:

Safe drinking water has the power to change lives, reduce disease and begin the rise from poverty. Along with the gift of safe water we can share the story of Living Water as Jesus did when he spoke with the Woman at the Well.

To help meet the need for village wells, please consider giving to Hope for Congo. Let us be your hands and feet for the Congolese people.

Please send your tax-deductible U.S. Dollar donations to:
Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM)
P.O. Box 744
Goshen, Indiana 46527-0744

Please send your tax-deductible Canadian Dollar donations to:
Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM)
440 Main Street
Steinbach, MB R5G 1Z5

On your donation please indicate you wish your gift to be used to help Hope4Congo drill village wells.

© 2018 Hope4Congo

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