Water is essential to life. It’s a basic human necessity. Yet, almost 1 in 8 people still don’t have access to safe water.
490 million people are currently drinking dirty, bacteria-infested water that makes them ill and robs them of their time, dignity, health, right to education, and the opportunity to live a normal life. More than 829,000 are estimated to die each year from diarrhoea as a result of unsafe drinking-water, poor sanitation and hygiene practices. For many children, it’s a death sentence.
We can do something to help break this cycle of brokenness and help improve the lives of these people.
A GAiN team of staff and volunteers will be going to Benin for a LIFE trip on 20-30 October, 2023 to help people in rural villages have access to safe drinking water.
LIFE (Labour, Influence, Finance, Expertise) Trips give you an opportunity to experience our work first hand, learn about issues of poverty and injustice, engage with like-minded people, use your skills to make a difference, lift the current local activity, meet and encourage local partners.
Some of the activities during this LIFE trip are village visits, active drill operations, concrete pad construction, well flushing, football evangelism, church construction and Jesus film showing. There will also be training for locals in community health, good hygiene and sanitation practices. The team will be working closely with the local church community to support sustainability.
If you would like to take part in future LIFE trips, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Water is life. If you don’t have water, you’ll die. We have a choice: we can drink the dirty water and live for years and be ill, or we could not drink the water and die within days. So, there’s no choice really.