Water for Life

During the summer months, the Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh can have temperatures up to 125 degrees Fahrenheit! In many villages there is no air-conditioning. The drinking and ground water is polluted. Many water facilities dry out in the heat. About 80% of diseases in these areas are caused by the absence of clean water and consequently the consumption of unclean water. Hundreds of people die every year for lack of water. Local churches have cried out to us: “Help us minister to these thirsty people!” Therefore, through the local church, we provide families with clean drinking water during the hottest months of the year . Many not only have their physical thirst quenched, but also begin to drink of the “Living Water” that Jesus promised for those who “thirst!”

“I live alone in this small room. I often feel disconnected, even isolated from the rest of the community. I am crying because I am so thankful for this clean water provided by ServeNow! No one has ever come to my home to help. I have never felt such love and care before.”

Teresa, India

“I am paralyzed and unable to fetch water. When I send other people to fetch water, sometimes I get clean water and sometimes I don’t, but I cannot complain. Yet this summer, ServeNow provided clean drinking water for the whole month at my doorstep. I did not have to worry about getting water-borne diseases. I am very grateful to ServeNow. God bless you. Please come next year also.”

54 year old man, India

“I am 23 years old and the only Christian in my village. Along with my pastor, I have been sharing the Gospel in my village. This water program helped bridge the gap between the church and the villagers as they were recipients of the love of the Jesus in action!”

Manjula, India

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About Water for Life

Imagine Drinking Dirty Water…

Meena, a 24 year old married woman, who stays in slums, shares that she lives in a joint family of 9 members. She and her husband work as a garbage collectors. Sometimes they work as daily laborers. Every day they work very hard to meet expenses, Meena shares “I am very happy for the ServeNow water program. We used to have a water problem, we are used drinking dirty water, now we are able to get clean drinking water.”

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The Need for Clean Water

ServeNow’s Water for Life project is literally life saving for people who otherwise would not have access to clean drinking water during the hottest months. For example, a widow with three young children, Padma tries to provide just enough for her family of four – and there are times when the family has to do without a meal. Every day after work, Padma was forced to fetch water for the family from a nearby pond which has been gradually drying up over the past two of years and already contaminated. Being a poor family they couldn’t afford to buy clean drinking water. ServeNow’s Water for Life was a lifesaver for Padma. “Now I don’t have to worry about my children’s health deteriorate due to contaminated water,” she says.

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More Water for Life Testimonies

Ramlatha is a young woman from the a slum where her husband works as a stone-cutter. She is 6 months pregnant and since they are poor, there is no money for medical care and good nutrition to keep her and her growing baby healthy. Every day, she had to fetch water from quite far., for her entire family. And even then, she knew that the water she brought home for her family wasn’t clean enough to drink and would be harmful for her and her baby. Yet, there was no other option; she could not afford to buy water, because that would cost almost 20% of her husband’s daily wages. She said: ServeNow’s water project is a great help for me and my unborn child. I would never have been able to afford to buy clean water for my family. It is literally a life-saving gift. Thank you so much!

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