Keeva’s stomach pains would not go away. For a long period of time, 34-year-old Keeva had battled with acute stomachaches. The wife and mother of five knew exactly what the issue causing her pains was, but she couldn’t do anything about it. The Source of Sickness A single well was the only water source in the village. The dirty water it contained caused severe stomachaches, kidney problems and other health issues. Keeva and her husband, Salaman, could not afford a water filter because their finances went toward their children’s education. Therefore, Keeva and Salaman drank impure water, like millions of people around the world. Around 785 million people globally do not possess basic drinking-water services; 144 million people worldwide collect water straight from impure sources such as ponds, lakes and rivers. As such, water-based disease and sickness run rampant in villages like Keeva and Salaman’s.
Providing a Solution
One day, something caught Keeva’s attention. She learned that a nearby church would be distributing water filters to people in the community. Eagerly hoping for some help, Keeva and Salaman met the pastor and asked if they could also receive a BioSand water filter.
The local GFA-supported pastor organizing the distribution, Pastor Kunja, had been monitoring the quality of water for some time.
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