Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water

by Mission4Water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Ugandan children shouldn't die from drinking water
Jun 11, 2019

Brighter future for siblings after Erisa aged 7 dies in Uganda becuase of clean water

Lives are saved with clean water
Lives are saved with clean water

7 year old Erisa sadly died in May because of bilharzia, a deadly disease contracted from a parasitic flatworm found in the lake. He was a vibrant little boy on fire for Christ. He used to walk through the fishing landing stage where he lived, fearlessly talking about Jesus, hence he was nicknamed “Pastor”. For several months he was passing bloody urine coupled with high fevers but like most inhabitants, his parents didn’t really know much about the deadly disease and so resorting to a few pain killers and local herbs.  

Shortly after the death of her son, Immaculate started experiencing genital lesions and bleeding. In addition she is lame in one leg and finds it extremely difficult and painful to carry a jerry can of water from the lake to her home. She withdrew her oldest son from school so he could stay home and help her with the heavy work especially fetching water.

Mission4Water drilled two wells at the landing site, one of which is conveniently located next to Immaculate’s home. “This well has been drilled especially for me! God has answered my prayers,” she exclaimed as the Mission4Water team handed over the wells to the residents.

Since then, her oldest son Mutebi Godwin has gone back to school. God has been so gracious that Godwin got a bursary in a nearby school and for the first time since his sibling died he is free to continue his education.

It is seemingly simple acts of generosity like this one that completely transform individual lives and change entire communities. We give God the glory.

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