Community Building Eco-Living

Sustainable Drinking Water in Sub-Saharan Africa ~ Marion Medical Mission

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Marion Medical Mission is a Christian organization that provides sustainable sources of clean, safe drinking water for impoverished communities in Africa.

UNICEF reports that, in sub-Sahara Africa, one in five children die before their fifth birthday due to water-borne illnesses, which they contract from drinking dirty water.

UNICEF reports that in sub-Sahara Africa, one in five children die before their fifth birthday due to water-borne illnesses, which they contract from drinking dirty water.

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In 2016, the organization built 2732 wells, providing an estimated 400,000 people (240,000 of which are children) with a sustainable source of safe drinking water. The wells built cover roughly 57,000 square miles in Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania.

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Marion Medical Mission has 4 well programs, 4 African Coordinators, 20 African Field Officers, 87 Installation Supervisors, 840 African Well Builders, and village maintenance people.

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Everything is made, purchased and administered in Africa by Africans, who make the bricks, provide the sand, stone and unskilled labor. Marion Medical Mission provides what they can’t – pipes, pumps, cement and skilled African builders. Village communities maintain their own well for only around $10 a year.

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Visit Marion Medical Mission online at:

www.mmwater.org

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