Thank You, Laurel!

Thank You, Laurel!

Sponsored by Laurel Church of Christ

Project Data

Country:Zambia
Number of lives touched:2,100
Sponsored by Laurel Church of Christ

Project Details

At Healing Hands, we believe that no one should live without love or water! Now, members of the Mangaba community and other surrounding communities in Zambia will know God's love because of your gift of clean water. Approximately 2,100 community members will benefit from this well, pictured here during the rainy season. Much like the Samaritan woman in John 4, when these people come to draw clean drinking water, they will also have the opportunity to encounter the living water of Jesus. As always, God does the healing, but He is using your hands (and feet) to do it.

Thank you, Laurel!

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 8:9

Project Data

Country:Zambia
Number of lives touched:2,100

The Difference It Made!

Meet Pinason

Meet Pinason Haliwa, the headsman of the Mangaba village. Before this well, the men of this village camped 30 miles away from their homes to make sure their goats could drink water, and the women walked 5 miles to get water from the drying riverbed shown in this picture. Pinason said that his village was slowly shrinking as people left to find better circumstances, including access to water.

Facing these extreme circumstances, Pinason approached the local Church of Christ preacher to ask for help. The well is serving the people of the Mangaba village, but also three other villages: Chimenza, Chizanya and Musoba. According to Pinason, members of these communities cross mountains to obtain water from this well during the dry season, shown in these pictures. Pinason credits this well with keeping his village from being abandoned. Thanks to you, Pinason and his community have seen God’s love through the gift of clean water. THANK YOU!

Meet Lintiya

Meet Lintiya Kaluwe, a widow and a mother of six, who lives in the Mangaba community. Before the installation of the well, Lintiya walked the five-mile distance to the Lusitu River twice a day to get water for her family. This trek involved crossing mountains and carrying five gallons of water on the return trip.

Lintiya said that the water she was collecting before was dirty, and there were lots of cases of dysentery and typhoid in the village, but that since the installation of the well, the number of cases has been dramatically reduced.

Your gift to this community has already changed lives in this village, both in the daily life and health of the community members. THANK YOU for supporting these communities!