A video that visually explains the Water for Life Initiative strategy.
Water for Life Initiative
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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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.
Once a deep-capped well is provided, villages can get involved with additional opportunities that continue to enhance and improve their community.
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.