For over 20 years, Fields of Life has been partnering with local communities and churches in East Africa to enable thousands of lives to be changed and communities transformed. We are greatly concerned about the lack of available clean water supply especially among vulnerable and marginalised groups, such as women and children.
Every minute a child dies from a water-related disease.
Please take one minute to watch our new water video HERE.
A gift of £4 per month can provide clean water for one child.
Read Gloria’s story and find out how you can help save lives and transform communities by giving the most basic yet most life changing gift…clean water!
Gloria is eleven years old and lives in the Lira district of Northern Uganda; while still a child herself, she is the main carer for her younger brother Micah.
Each day Gloria starts with the same tiresome routine. After wakening she leaves home with her 20 litre jerry can and starts the five kilometre walk to collect water. Gloria collects this water, from a swamp containing human and animal waste and swarming with parasites and bacteria.
Gloria then begins her long journey back home to her brother Micah, carrying the heavy load with water that could make them both very sick and even kill them but they have no other choice.
She repeats this journey up to four times a day, missing valuable hours when she should be at school. The effects of Gloria and Micah drinking contaminated water are devastating. They risk diseases such as severe diarrhoea, river blindness, dysentery, cholera and typhoid.
The travesty is that in most parts of Uganda there is an abundance of clean water just 50 to 60 metres beneath the feet of the people who are suffering daily.
You can help a child like Gloria.
Clean water is vital. With your help and using our own drilling equipment, our committed team work tirelessly on the ground in East Africa. To date we have been able to provide fresh water to more than 500,000 people.
It is our ambitious goal to bring clean water to one million people living in extreme poverty by 2020.
WE NEED YOUR HELP. £4 a month can provide one child with the lifesaving gift of safe, clean water.
Make £4 into £6
A generous donor, with a heart for seeing lives transformed and saved through the gift of clean water, is increasing every donation by 50% from now until 31st March 2016!
It is our hope that you will stand with us and help provide people with the most basic yet most life changing gift, clean water.
If you would like any further information please contact Helen D’Arcy on [email protected]
You can download the FOL Water for Life Leaflet or contact us to receive one in the post.