Clean water spares children from a hard journey
See how Dércio’s life has been transformed, thanks to you
Together, we're giving children hope for a brighter future
Under the cover of the Mozambique night, Dércio, 14, and his mum, would travel long distances to fetch water. They only had the moonlight to guide them.
Going to the river after the first glimpse of evening was a dangerous journey for just a mum and child. They had to travel barefoot along a rocky trail. Dércio’s father, Silvério, worried for them as they were often chased by robbers, who tried to steal the gallons of water that they carried with them.
Daytime also came with its burdens, as the river was crowded with no safe access to the watercourse.
But thanks to you, life has changed for Dércio and his family.
A new borehole has been installed for the whole community to use. Like Dércio, more children and their families will benefit from clean water.
Ensuring children are safe in school
More than 1,200 people in the community now have access to clean water, thanks to the new system, which the school uses to reinforce hygiene. Students now can come back to school after the effects of the Coronavirus.
For the next three years, eight piped water systems for schools and health clinics will be installed. Additionally, World Vision will construct 20 new boreholes on school premises, which will be equipped with hand pumps and protected from contamination to support the needs of the community.
Teachers and parents, will be trained to operate, manage, and maintain this new water system, which is expected to serve more than 1,200 people.
Your support is helping more than ever. Thank you.
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