Jason and Children from Riamugaa

Jason and Children from Riamugaa

The current water tank in Riamugaa serving the entire community of 1,200 people

The current water tank in Riamugaa serving the entire community of 1,200 people

Just a few miles from our HQ in Sagana is a community called Riamugaa. This community is exceptionally poor. We installed a water tank for the community and paid the initial fee for connecting to the regional water system. It is a huge step up from the long walk to get dirty river water, and the people are very thankful. We were able to meet with some of the community and share the gospel. Over a dozen indicated this was the first time they understood the gospel and were putting their trust in Jesus. Our assistant field direc- tor, John, has been visiting them regularly and may soon start a local Bible study. This single tank of clean water is a huge improvement. Just a few months ago they had to walk over a mile to get muddy river water. Even so,

the entire community of 1200 people is now sharing the water from this one small tank. They wait in long lines each morning at the 4 faucets that are currently installed.

The first improvement we would love to bless this community with would be installing a larger tank and additional faucets. Secondly, we would install concrete latrines and hand washing stations. Most of the time a family would hand dig a pit for a latrine. When it rains, the pit would need to be re-dug. Not one of the over 300 families have anything close to resembling what we might call a toilet. Having 4 concrete latrines and sinks with soap to share would be a huge step up for the health and wellness of the entire commu- nity. Thirdly, they are wondering if a trench can be dug along the edge of the community. When it rains, their entire area is flooded. A trench would redirect at least some of the water. We will talk to a local road construction crew about the implementation. It will take some further research to investigate their third request. Would you consider donating to help improve this community’s standard of living?

If you’d like to donate towards this specific project, you can designate your gift “Riamugaa” when you donate.

(If it is in honor of a certain wedding, you can simply put “wedding” as the designation)

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