Water for Life Initiative

Give Water. Give Life.

According to the World Health Organization, a child dies from a preventable disease associated with lack of clean water every 20 seconds.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! Often, just 80 meters below their feet are aquifers of pure, disease-free drinking water. By providing one deep-water well, we can help to break the cycle of disease and death and transform communities for a lifetime.

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A video that visually explains the Water for Life Initiative strategy.

"We can take pride in Canadian organizations that are reflecting our compassion and efforts to make the world a better place. GAiN is achieving concrete results that improve the lives of vulnerable people in Benin, in particular women and children."
Julian Fantino, the former Minister of International Cooperation

Vancouver Fundraiser

Join us at our Water for Life Initiative Fundraiser where you will have the opportunity to help bring justice to those who are in need of clean water.

Come hear Patrice Lavagnon, Country Manager for Benin, who will share about our holistic strategy and the difference it’s making in over 850,000 lives.

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Cycling 4 Water

Cycling 4 Water is a 8,500km bike ride across Canada to raise awareness and funds for 60 water wells in Africa, providing clean, disease-free water to 60,000 villagers. This ride is in partnership with Global Aid Network (GAiN). To date, GAiN has provided over 850 wells in four countries, providing disease-free water to over 850,000 people in some of the most neglected corners in Africa. The team of four left Victoria, British Columbia on July 1st and plan on dipping their toes in the Atlantic ~60 days later.

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Life-Changing Stories

Clean water impacts individuals; it transforms communities! Here are a few stories that shows the difference that one water well can make:

A Life Cut Short
The Forgotten Village
Years Later

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Community Development

Once a deep-capped well is provided, villages can get involved with additional opportunities that continue to enhance and improve their community.

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"It's been an emotional time just realizing that the money that we've put into a well and the money that other people have put into wells has had such an impact on the villagers' lives."
Trevor Ward - Businessman
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Additional Videos

They say a picture paints a thousand words, right?

We have captured a variety of illustrations that show the desperate need for clean water as well as illustrate the transformation that takes place in a village once a well is provided.

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