During Ethiopia’s drought Asanti goes with her sister and mother to collect precious rainwater from the lake. They are not the only family in need of water.
This Christmas you can give this gift of life to someone who longs for safe water.
Every day in the south-west of Uganda, grandmother Farazia prays for a rainwater tank. She wants her grandchildren to be clean and in school rather than walking up to 5 kilometres a day to collect dirty water from the river. The family of 6 children lost their parents to HIV and AIDS, and their young brother to a waterborne disease he picked up from drinking this water.
Farazia is saving up her half share of the tank – a $366 donation will pay the rest. Our partner the Centre for Community Solidarity will help them build it – as long as they have the funds.
With your help, clean water will change their lives.
Water is the essence of life.
Give Water this Christmas.
Your gift to the Christmas Appeal will give water – the essence of survival. Thank you for your support!
The CWS Christmas Appeal has been a tradition in New Zealand churches since 1945 when the first Christmas Bowl appeal was launched to raise funds for post-war reconstruction in Europe.
Chris Nichol writes on the 70th anniversary.
Watch 70 years of history: