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Water Storage & Sanitation Solutions

In rural Indonesia, finding and obtaining water often means spending valuable time walking several miles while carrying heavy containers. When people have access to clean water, it not only gives them back their time, it increases their overall health and well-being. Combining that with gospel-centered devotions and education on water storage and best sanitation practices shows people that God is not only the healer of our bodies but also the healer of our souls.

Impact

1,025 people served

Service

310+ local volunteers

Health

25+ sanitation units built

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Ari's Story

Our clean water projects are always centered around the gospel. Discover what clean water can do for kids like Ari and their whole village.

How it works

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Partner with local believers

Understanding the unique needs of a village requires a certain amount of trust. Our partnerships with the local Lutheran churches open the door for conversations that build friendships and allow real discussions to take place. By listening to the local leaders, we evaluate how best to meet people’s earthly and spiritual needs together. And by using resources readily available in their community or in the nearest town, we are able to co-construct water and sanitation solutions that are replicable and sustainable.

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Work alongside community members

Working alongside community members allows us to ensure that proper health and sanitation practices are well understood and able to be followed. Clean water storage and sanitation only work if people understand the value and purpose of having such tools and practices. By bringing in visiting volunteers to educate the community, we are able to demonstrate the need for maintaining proper sanitation, show people how they can keep these practices going in their homes, and also provide them with the training needed to maintain and repair their new water and sanitation solutions.

“The water program brings a lot of benefits and it blesses many people. When people see things like this, they see the goodness of God through the blessings they receive.”

- Andi Local Volunteer

Reza, pictured left in the yellow shirt, and his friends no longer have to spend hours collecting water from the river. Now they have time to attend school and can go to church. Now, they can experience childhood without having to worry about whether or not they have enough water.

Reza, pictured left in the yellow shirt, and his friends no longer have to spend hours collecting water from the river. Now they have time to attend school and can go to church. Now, they can experience childhood without having to worry about whether or not they have enough water.

Featured Blog Post

Water for Reza

Kimberly Magsig5/6/2020 9:37:45 AM

How much water do you use in one day? 

Think about it for a minute. 

On average in the United States, one person uses upwards of 80 gallons of water per day.* Water that can be accessed simply by walking to the sink. For most of us, we don't have to worry about gathering, collecting, or storing the water we need for each day of the year. 

But for Reza and his family, water had to be collected by carrying as many plastic jugs as they could carry down a hill to the river, fill them, and make the trek back up the hill.

 

 

Impact Results

Read our latest Impact Snapshot to see how our Water Storage & Sanitation Solutions program is changing the lives of people living in rural Indonesia. 

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