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Faithful Through a Crisis

“The COVID-19 crisis has been very tough for us,” Pastor Pascal, leader of the Assemblies of God church in Gbegbessa, Benin, shared. “We have lacked food and we have…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Working Together for Gender Equality

“The gender training has had a huge impact on our households,” one woman from the village of Fignonhou, Benin, told us after we had conducted a gender sensitivity training…

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Water Gives Lift to Chilaile's Local Economy

Brick making is a significant source of income for the people in Southern Tanzania as the soil is strong.

The process of making bricks involves creating a pit…

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World Water Day: Time for Babies

To see the health a village, just look at the health of its children. 

In African society, the lack of clean water places a large burden on women…

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Celebrating 1000 Wells in Benin

GAiN’s Water for Life Initiative has reached a new milestone – providing 1000 communities with access to safe water in Benin! This translates to approximately 1 million people who…

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Celebrating True Wellness

The village of Kouorou, Benin suffered from a lack of water, depending on their only water source – the swamp. The contaminated water from the swamp caused frequent sickness,…

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Transformation in Windjinnawa

Before receiving a deep-capped well, the villagers of Windjinnawa, Benin knew that the only water available to them was unsafe and could cause them to contract deadly diseases. Still,…

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Showing Love Through Sport

“Sport draws people together and creates community. It’s really neat how just one single soccer ball and an open field can bring people together. You can have a relationship…

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Water is Life

Abandoning all other activities, Elizabeth left her village of Loukintowin to search for water. Her only chance of finding water was the nearby village five kilometers away.

“Water…

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#WorldWaterDay

Did you have a glass of water today? Was it safe to drink?

For Elizabeth, the source of water she depended on was filthy and parasite-ridden. Yet, she…

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Ceremonies to Celebrate New Wells

In Africa, nothing commemorates an important event like a ceremony. And after the implementation of a water well, a celebration is very much in order.

We designed a…

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Transformation in Tanzania

As our team travels from village to village, a common theme we hear is that we are making history. The village leaders say that the problem of disease and…

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Bringing True Life

In a village where you have to put chemicals into dirty water to make it drinkable because cleaner water is 15 kilometres away, it is no surprise that providing…

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Building Sustainable Futures

While done with good intentions, there have been water systems set up for developing countries that fail to sustain themselves – sometimes breaking down just a few years later,…

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Hand-in-Hand

Water is a scarce commodity in the village of Nandili in Southern Tanzania.

Before we provided a deep-capped water well in this village, the people had no option…

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More Than Clean Water

The farming village of Kimawe in Southern Tanzania is surrounded by hills.

As the country enters its dry season, there is an especially great need for clean and…

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The Water Tower Achechigon Built

When we arrived to the village of Achechigon, Benin, we were surprised not to see a traditional hand pump in the village. Instead, we saw this imposing concrete structure with a window on…

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Life Made Possible

In the village of Kpassa, Benin we met with Alfowe, the fee collector for her village’s water well. When we first meet her, we immediately noticed that she was…