Eliminating Waterborne Disease, Death in the Congo

Posted by Angie LaPaglia on 04/15/2016

Pygmy well As part of our Fight for the Forgotten initiative with cage fighter Justin Wren, Water4 director of implementation Matt Hangen recently visited a small pond that Pygmy tribes once used as their primary water source. Through the work of Fight for the Forgotten and the Water4-trained Shalom drillers, villagers now draw clean water from a well that they helped build. Because of access to clean water, Pygmy children are now able to attend school, families are growing cash crops to build wealth, and sanitation and hygiene practices are ensuring the health of the community for years to come.

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Currently in DR Congo, Matt shows us the water source that the Pygmies relied on before they had wells in their community.

Posted by Water4 on Thursday, March 17, 2016