Celebrating new wells in Burundi
Celebrating new wells in Burundi! Though COVID-19 may have changed our plans to go to Burundi this year, it could not stop this new beautiful reason to rejoice: clean water from new wells in a remote village in Burundi.
How we got started on this project
About 18 months ago, we started communicating with the national director of an established organization that is truly invested in the communities where they serve. We discovered they served in parts of Burundi that have limited access to medical care.
Originally we agreed to go with a medical team to serve there, but due to the global COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on travel this year, the trip has been rescheduled. However, we continued talking with the director there of that organization in Burundi, and found out that there was no clean water nearby for the people in the region we had planned to visit. This was concerning to us, as water is important for one’s health.
Four new wells
We agreed to partner with the organization in Burundi on a solar-powered well project. Four new wells were installed in four parts of Burundi. We are happy to announce the communities have been using them for a little over a week!
People who live in remote villages often must walk a long way to where they can obtain water. Then they carry it home. Placing a well in these four new locations provides a new water source for 780 families in Northern Burundi. Children who could not go to school due to concerns about COVID-19 can now go because they have access to clean water.
The people rejoice
You can see in the video from Mission Partners for Christ’s Facebook page that the people are happy. May this new water be a huge blessing in their lives, providing them with good water to drink, cook, clean, and be healthy. We rejoice with you and keep you in our prayers!
Would you like to learn more about Mission Partners for Christ? You can find out how to join us on our trip to Burundi on our website. We look forward to partnering with you!