There was no water nearby. 

Her mother had to leave her to care for her 2 younger siblings.

She was only 4-years-old...

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What Difference Does Clean Water Make?

After Maya's dad passed away, there was no one except her mom, Su, to make the 20 minute walk–multiple times a day–to haul dirty water from the river.  

That left 4-year-old Maya alone in charge of the babies.  

In rural Myanmar, water can be hard to come by. Hauling it from the river ate away at the time Su could spend working in the field... and at the money her children needed to go to school. 

Today, Maya is 12. Thanks to donors like YOU, there is now a well pumping clean water a few feet from their home. Su has time to run a small business. And Maya and her siblings just finished the school year with good grades.  

*Names have been changed for privacy.  

It's not just about a well. Clean water changes everything: Employment. Education. Health. Future.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAILEY SADLER

What Difference Does Clean Water Make?

After Maya's dad passed away, there was no one except her mom, Su, to make the 20 minute walk–multiple times a day–to haul dirty water from the river. 

That left 4-year-old Maya alone in charge of the babies. 

In rural Myanmar, water can be hard to come by. Hauling it from the river ate away at the time Su could spend working in the field... and at the money her children needed to go to school.

Today, Maya is 12. Thanks to donors like YOU, there is now a well pumping clean water a few feet from their home. Su has time to run a small business. And Maya and her siblings just finished the school year with good grades.  

*Names have been changed for privacy.  

It's not just about a well. Clean water changes everything: Employment. Education. Health. Future.

For less than $0.20 a day, you can help break the cycle of poverty for a little girl like Maya.

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in..." Matthew 25:35, NIV

A Global Crisis

  • 2 billion people still drink water contaminated by sewage and bacteria. 
  • 842,000 people die needlessly each year due to diseases linked to unclean water. 
  • 361,000 children under the age of 5 die annually due to unsafe drinking water.

According to the World Health Organization

The lack of clean water has far-reaching implications for families...

  • Health + Sanitation Without clean water, you can't wash clothes, dishes, or hands. Stomach infections, diarrhea, and waterborn parasites are constant threats.  
  • Employment Many families spend 5+ hours a day hauling water from a river or pond, which impacts their ability to hold a full-time job.
  • Education Without full-time employment, many parents can't afford to send their kids to school.  

The Solution: YOU

With the help of people like you, CBN has impacted over 7 million people by building more than 18,000 wells in countries like Cambodia, Ghana, India, Myanmar, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, and Thailand.

1

COMMITMENT We've been building wells since 1999. We're in it long-term.

2

EMPOWERMENT We equip local leaders to transform their community.

3

SUSTAINABILITY We train and educate families about sanitation and health.

The Solution: YOU

With the help of people like you, CBN has impacted over 7 million people by building more than 18,000 wells in countries like Cambodia, Ghana, India, Myanmar, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, and Thailand.

1

COMMITMENT We've been building wells since 1999. We're in it long-term.

2

EMPOWERMENT We equip local leaders to transform their community.

3

SUSTAINABILITY We train and educate families about sanitation and health.

Here's How Clean Water Saves Lives

Here's How Clean Water Saves Lives

“One of the things that we do at CBN that I love is drilling fresh water wells so communities can have clean water. Providing clean water means saving lives. Water is an essential human need, and as Christians, we’re called to put the love of Christ in action by helping those who need it most.”

- Gordon Robertson, CEO, CBN 

“I used to take water from the pit, that water smells ugly and tastes ugly but I drank it because there was no other water to drink. Sometimes my mom didn’t have money to buy water so I went to the pit and took water to drink for myself and my siblings. I am very happy to have clean water. Thank you for bringing us water. I like this water!”  

- Katherine Curichima, age 10, Peru

For less than $0.20 a day, you can provide water for a thirsty family.

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in..." Matthew 25:35, NIV

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