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Wishing Well


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Wishing Well

Less than 0.01% of the planet's water is available for its 6.8 billion people*. 1 in 4 people lack safe drinking water.

Numerous communities in Zambia suffer from contaminated water sources and waterborne diseases such as Dysentery, Cholera, E. coli, and even SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Good Neighbours Canada has built seven wells in different villages in the country to provide clean, readily available water.

In many of the rural villages we work at in Zambia, children are the ones in charge of fetching water, so their parents can work. These kids have to travel great distances everyday, on uneven terrain, in search of water.

 On average, they walk 4 hours a day.

One of the goals of our project is to improve school performance and attendance. We not only want to provide safe water for the community to drink, bathe, cook, brush their teeth and wash their hands.

We want these kids to just be kids and use these 4 hours to learn and play.

*"Freshwater Crisis". National Geographic. (n.d) and WHO/UNICEF 2021.