Coronavirus and WASH

With the first case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sub-Saharan Africa confirmed by local authorities in Nigeria, it’s worth thinking about how to reduce the spread of this disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has consistently said the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick is to wash your hands with clean […]

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Proud of Their Water

In Benin, when visitors come to your village, you welcome them by offering a drink of water. The village of Wession Camp Peulh in Northern Benin had a problem with this custom. The only water they had available was dirty and unsafe to drink. They would collect it from holes that they dug in the […]

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A Flourishing Community Health Centre

Elvie is the head medical doctor at the health centre in the village of Woria in Northern Benin. She runs a team of nurses to provide health services to the community. The team, more than anyone, knows how essential clean water is to health. Clinic staff used to have to ride motorcycles to purchase water […]

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More Life, Joy And Vigour

After spending a week in Benin on a LIFE Team Vision Trip with Global Aid Network (GAiN), Rachel Botma had visited enough villages to see the contrast between communities with access to clean water and those without. “Just to see the enormous impact that having clean water has on a community was really something. You […]

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The Economic and Social Hub

Water is a hot commodity in the village of Nangumbu B in southern Tanzania. Recently, Global Aid Network (GAiN) provided a deep-capped water well to this community and the village is putting it to good use. The water point is constantly buzzing with people coming to fill buckets from their homes, schools and places of […]

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The Time and Health for Education

The GAiN Tanzania team recently drilled a well in the village of Liugulu on the grounds of a secondary school where a number of students live during the school year. When we came to visit, we were greeted by a few students. Lack of clean and safe water affects the education of many students who […]

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A Multiplying of Blessings

The village of Okafou lies in a beautiful, remote region of central Togo. The people of this 578 population village, and students from the adjacent school, used to fetch water from a distant river. The river water was contaminated and resulted in waterborne sicknesses within the community. Children who were sick often missed class at […]

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Joy Below the Surface

When Wayne and his family decided that they wanted to support some charities, they were looking for organizations that would provide the most value for their money. They ended up choosing Global Aid Network (GAiN) as one of the charities, specifically supporting the Water for Life Initiative project in Tanzania by providing a deep-capped water […]

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A Social Place

Women love to talk, that is a universally shared characteristic of women in community. It is certainly true of the women in the village of Chipunda in southern Tanzania. The well is a social place for this community. When women come with their children to collect water, they stay and talk with the others that […]

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Dance for Joy, Water and Jesus

The women in Barou (Badekparou), Benin used to have to walk upwards of 10km to fetch dirty water from rivers and swamps and then carry the heavy jugs back home. Yon was one of those women. She struggled to bring water home for her children, and they suffered from a lot of sickness that was […]

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