Repair Report 2019
When we lose internet access or electricity, even just for a few hours or minutes, we often feel paralyzed and unable to function. Imagine if we suddenly lost clean water for cooking, bathing, and cleaning - how helpless would we feel? For so many families in regions of Haiti and Zimbabwe, the once miraculous gift of clean water from wells can suddenly vanish when well pumps break, which they often do after years of use.
Raising funds to repair a well may not sound like a critical cause, but it is critically important to families who have come to rely on the wells for their everyday lives. Often their livelihood depends on it. The benefits of clean water drastically change a community, but when that clean water is gone, a community can quickly regress into a state of poverty and sickness.
The Difference It Made!
In the community of Te Wouj in Haiti, the local well pump was recently repaired. Thanks to YOU and your generosity, this repair was available after only two and half weeks. Local carpenter and evangelist, Regilus, relies on the water for his work that he does as a garden cultivator. Water provides him with a quality income source growing sugarcane, plantains, corn, beans, mangoes, and pumpkin. He also makes furniture and takes care of goats.
“Here we find water to drink, to bathe, and to water our animals,” Regilus said. “I loved this work, but now with this pump, can I say I love it too much? I like it more each day because here we didn’t have water, but now I have water. I can’t pay [for the well], but God can pay.” To date, Healing Hands International has been able to use gifts like yours to repair 140 wells in Haiti and Zimbabwe! To God be the Glory for bringing this life transformation to these communities and these souls. THANK YOU!