Water tanks a lifeline

A lack of water is one of the major daily problems faced by our Brothers and Sisters in the West Bank. 

This is caused by the inefficiency of the distribution system and the management of the water network. As a result families may have received water supplies only for 2 or 3 days in a fortnight which has been reduced to barely once a month during the current crisis. Existing back up watertanks on many roofs are old and rusted particularly in older towns such as Bethlehem and the bowser transported water is often contaminated. Consequently over 40% of children suffer from chronic diarrhoea and other diseases related to lack of water and hygiene.

Thanks to your generosity we were able to work in partnership with our friends at Pro Terra Sancta and have installed 20 water tanks for Christian families in the Bethlehem area who also helped fund the project and used local Christian tradespeople to fit the tanks, thereby doubling the impact of your donation.

We all know that access to clean water is a vital lifeline for everyone and particularly during these challenging times of Coronavirus when handwashing and hygiene are more important than ever these water tanks are a vital way that we can make sure that Christian families have regular access to clean water.

You can read more about the project and see a video showing the progress provided by the Christian Media Centre.

With your support we could provide water tanks as part of our housing rehabilitation programme for more families in Bethlehem, these water tanks are a vital resource and you could help us support more families for as little as £60 a month.  You can give by clicking here.