The Tanzania United Methodist Church in Dar es Salaam, now a provisional annual conference under the North Katanga Episcopal Area, recently purchased property in the suburban Mviti area, but there is one problem—there is no water.
A grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to the Tanzania United Methodist Church will provide the means to drill the ground and identify a safe water source that will meet the daily needs of 1,215 individuals.
The grant also will support hygiene education and water safety to help raise awareness and reduce the occurrences of cholera, worms, typhoid and diarrhea, which are all associated with poor drinking water.
The new mission compound sought funding for the installation of wells to support the various ministry projects that will occur on the grounds, including a church, guest house for volunteers and missionaries, school, conference offices and a hospital. This water project will also benefit surrounding communities.
Meet the need for water and sanitation in more areas around the world with your gifts to Water and Sanitation, Advance #3020600.
From the 15 Oct 2014 UMCOR Hotline.