Democratic Republic of Congo not only suffers from Covid, but families in the Uvira area had devastating floods, resulting in loss of life, houses being washed away and dysentery.
Pastor Jean Pierre, who we met in Rwanda, has sent this appeal for Family filters “When our country (the DRC) is going through a difficult moment caused by covid-19, this is another misfortune that comes to add to our brothers in Uvira. Several residential houses, human lives, schools and churches were taken, and many injured. There are now many families on the street and many spent their first night yesterday under the stars. The number of deaths currently recorded amounts to 25 people. Other bodies have not yet been found. The number could go up anytime soon”. He also sent the attached photos showing the desperate situation.
We (Grifaid) are committed to supply 4 pallets of filters in boxes of 8, to give a t...
This year we would like to help the many small charities who provide clean water for their projects from donations they collect. Your donations will let them take more filters to the people they support.
Our Christmas Appeal this year is to raise £2,000 to send 10 Community filters to 10 schools in the Grand Anse region of Haiti we visited. We have seen for ourselves that the filters will be appreciated and and valued and the need desperate. Many small donations will combine to do big things, saving lives and improving the health of these people. Click to Donate
The devastation in India is difficult to appreciate but we leant first hand from Josey George, whose parents and family living in Kerala and were directly affected by the floods. As well as damage to their homes and losing their possessions, their wells have been flooded with dirty water, often contaminated with sewage so drinking it will cause serious sickness.
Josey is in a local Rotary Club, and by working with Grifaid, other Rotary Clubs in the North East of England and in Kerala we will be sending as many filters as we can to the people who need them most.