What is GFA World doing to provide people with access to clean drinking water solutions?
GFA World has been serving people in Asia since 1979. For many of those years, we have been providing people with access to clean drinking water solutions through two primary methods.
Over 30,000 Jesus Wells have been drilled in the last two decades. These wells are provided to communities and villages that have no close access to clean drinking water. For example, in many communities, people were walking hours to find water and, oftentimes, it was contaminated. These communities now have access to clean water that is safe to drink and use for cooking and other needs.
What makes these wells unique? First, the well is maintained by a local church and its pastor. The well becomes a ministry of that church and the water is provided free of charge to the community. The church is responsible for making sure the pump and handle are working well and the area around the well is maintained.
BioSand Water Filters
These filters are a great solution for individual families or small neighborhoods. BioSand water filters use a layered approach to remove contamination from water. In fact, the filters clean water 98%, leaving it safe to drink and use for cooking and other household needs.
These two solutions continue to provide clean, safe water to people in Asia.
Giving people access to clean drinking water solutions is a priority for us. Providing safe water also gives us an opportunity to share the living water—the message of Jesus and His ultimate healing.