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March 2012 Newsletter

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Celebrate World Water Day and learn about water projects around the world

Did you know…in the world’s poorest countries, approximately 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water? There is an even greater number lacking adequate sanitation and proper hygiene.

World Water Day is March 22, and Food for the Hungry celebrates the many water projects that faithful partners like you have help us complete worldwide. Your prayers and financial gifts are not only saving lives, but you are helping to change communities! Communities like Kinna, Kenya.

The 12,000 people of Kinna were forced to give their children disease-carrying water to drink. One of the ways they tried to keep their water source clean was by working long hours each day to reconstruct water troughs for their livestock.

Imagine handing your child a drink from the same water that your livestock had just walked through! Worse yet, imagine your only source of water - healthy or not - drying up regularly. That's what Kinna residents faced.

Food for the Hungry partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, faithful supporters like you and other partners to fund a water well project in Kinna.

When FH offered to help rehabilitate four shallow wells, community members enthusiastically contributed their work and treasure to the project. With this kind of community involvement, seven wells were rehabilitated rather than the originally-planned four.

In honor of World Water Day on March 22, you can help us continue our work in providing clean, safe water to vulnerable communities.

Now residents can easily collect clean water with reduced labor hours and bring their livestock to durable troughs that do not contaminate the water the children and families drink.

Celebrate with us as we continue to overcome water challenges in the hardest the places around the world.