PWRDF Lent Focus 2018
What in the World …
For women in 12 villages in rural Tanzania, life is getting better. Many women would have to walk 6 to 8 kilometers round trip to get water for cooking, cleaning, or even irrigating their crops.
Boreholes- a practical solution
A borehole is a relatively simple, cost-effective way to dig down to the water table and provide water to up to 3000 people. A simple hand pump is attached at the top of the pipe. A hand pump is easier for the local people to learn to repair, and doesn’t require electricity to operate.
Did You Know …
For every dollar raised for a water project such as this, the Canadian Government will match the funding 6X?
Did you know one “borehole” costs $2000 to build?
Could we at All Saints Ladner help to fund one such “GIFT OF WATER?”
WEEK 1 – Feb 18-24 How many faucets are located in your home? Could you put aside $1.00 for each faucet (shower, kitchen ,laundry, bathroom, garden…)
WEEK 2 – Feb 25 – March 3 How many days did it rain/snow this week? Could you put aside $2.00 for each day?
WEEK 3 – March 4 – March 10 How many loads of washing did you do this week? Could you put aside $2.00 for each load?
WEEK 4 – March 11 – 17 How many times did you water your plants this week? Could you set aside $2 for each time?
WEEK 5 – March 18 – 24 How many days was water available to you this week? Could you set aside $1.00 for each day?
WEEK 6 - March 25 – 31 – HOLY WEEK
How many days did you have hot water this week? Could you donate $2.00 for each day?
TOTAL = An Offering to PWRDF for the purchase of a “BOREHOLE” a watering system in Tanzania