In one of the many slums of South Asia, a small gathering took shape. Around 30 families—all residents of the slum—assembled while several others darted around, making last-minute preparations or chatting with those gathered. All were here for the inauguration of toilets provided by Gospel for Asia (GFA) workers for the residents—an unusual but beneficial gift.
Preventable Disease, Preventable Medical Crises
This wasn’t the first time Gospel for Asia (GFA) workers had helped this community.
“Previously, with their help and the act of kindnesses, many poor people in this area received blankets,” said Sakarie, the village head. “They also provided water through Jesus Wells, [and now] people are free from their water scarcity problem.”
As well as these issues, the families also endured constant attack from illnesses. No matter what type of preventable disease it was, medical care was difficult to come by for the families, either too expensive or too far away. Malaria, typhoid and dengue harried the residents, particularly during the rainy season. But it was the hygiene-related illnesses that truly devastated the community. Both viral and diarrheal illnesses would emerge occasionally, each outbreak reaping a toll on the villagers—especially the children.
Learn more about how to provide pure, clean water to families and villages through GFA World Jesus Wells and BioSand Water Filters.
Learn how to help protect people’s health, prevent diseases and help cure illnesses through donating towards Medical Camps, Mosquito Nets and constructing Outdoor Toilets.
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