Bread and Water for Africa

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Bread and Water for Africa® works with local African grassroots organizations to provide basic necessities such as food, water, shelter, medical care, education and vocational training. In 2009, with your help, we were able to continue this mission — to lift up the despairing, wipe away the tears of the children, feed the malnourished and change sorrow to hope. African families are very grateful for your generosity!

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Yes, indeed... Water is LIFE!
03/31/2021

Yes, indeed... Water is LIFE!

“There is nothing we can do without water. Water is life.”

We've reached over 600,000 people in South Sudan with water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives.

Find out how ➡️ bit.ly/2NJIcfA

#WorldWaterDay | #WWD | #CharityTuesday

UNESCO
03/30/2021

UNESCO

The #COVID19 crisis exposed and deepened pre-existing education inequalities. 1 in 3 students around the globe cannot access remote learning.
Here's how UNESCO and partners are finding solutions: http://on.unesco.org/globaleducationcoalition #LearningNeverStops

March News: Providing Africa with Clean Water
03/25/2021
March News: Providing Africa with Clean Water

March News: Providing Africa with Clean Water

This month at Bread and Water for Africa® it is all about clean water as our name suggests and as we have been doing for more than 20 years. Sadly, countless thousands in sub-Saharan Africa become ill — and many needlessly perish — from having no choice but to drink water from contaminated sour...

Water......the Sustainer of LIFE!
03/23/2021

Water......the Sustainer of LIFE!

Health and human dignity depend on access to clean water. The United Nations recognise it as a basic human right. Yet these statistics highlight that drastic change is needed to make sure the poorest and most vulnerable people have access to life-giving water:

1️⃣ One in ten people around the world (785 million) still don’t have access to safe water within a 30-minute walking distance from home.
2️⃣ 144 million people have no option but to get all their water from unprotected sources such as rivers or lakes.
3️⃣ It is estimated that, in total, women and girls spend 200 million hours a day collecting water.
4️⃣ 2.2 billion people don’t have access to clean drinking water at home.

Access to water sustains and refreshes, cleanses and protects. This #WorldWaterDay, please consider joining Toilet Twinning by twinning your tap. If you do so during our spring appeal, your donation will be matched by some of our incredibly generous supporters, so you’ll twin not just one tap, but two!

Twin your tap today and help communities have access to safe, clean, life-giving water. Thanks to matched funding, you’ll receive not one Tap Twin, but two! https://www.toilettwinning.org/spring-appeal

03/22/2021

Thanks to the supporters of Bread and Water for Africa®, for more 20 years we have been able to dig wells in countries including Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and Cameroon and construct water lines from safe sources in Kenya and Uganda.

Currently, we are working with our partner in Uganda to protect springs from human and animal contamination ensuring that people in the surrounding villages have access to clean water, and we have just embarked on a project with our new partner in Tanzania to repair wells that were dug 20 years ago.

Today, on World Water Day, help us provide these African nations with clean, running, sustainable water!

https://www.africanrelief.org/bread-and-water-for-africa-providing-clean-water-in-sub-saharan-africa-on-world-water-day-and-every-day/

News You Can Use from Africa for this week
03/19/2021
News You Can Use from Africa for this week

News You Can Use from Africa for this week

Below are some of the latest news articles from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities. 

Happy Friday!
03/19/2021

Happy Friday!

What if you had to walk 4 miles for a jug of water every day? Millions of women and children in sub-Saharan Africa do.Th...
03/17/2021

What if you had to walk 4 miles for a jug of water every day? Millions of women and children in sub-Saharan Africa do.

Thank you for your continued support of our clean water development projects!

In the Mityana, Luwero, Kiboga, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Mubenede, and other districts in Uganda, a year ago there was an ...
03/16/2021
Providing Clean Water in Ugandan Villages, One Spring at a Time - Bread and Water for Africa

In the Mityana, Luwero, Kiboga, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Mubenede, and other districts in Uganda, a year ago there was an estimated 3,000 people living in 15 villages who had no source of clean, safe water for all their daily needs, reported David Ssagala, manager of our partner in the country Bega kwa Bega (BkB).

Thanks to our supporters, during the past 12 months we have been able to provide the funding necessary for BkB to complete almost all of the spring water protection projects it had identified as being most critical.

https://bit.ly/3cDx6RI

In the Mityana, Luwero, Kiboga, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Mubenede, and other districts in Uganda, a year ago there was an estimated 3,000 people living in 15 villages who had no source of clean, safe water for all their daily needs, reported David Ssagala, manager of our partner in the country Bega kw...

Water is LIFE!  .Nothing is more important for an African child and family than having access to clean, safe water for d...
03/16/2021
UN-Water

Water is LIFE! .
Nothing is more important for an African child and family than having access to clean, safe water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and washing. But for millions it’s not easy to come by. Children, primarily girls, spend their days walking miles back and forth from a potentially contaminated source carrying some 40 pounds of water in a 5-gallon container on their heads when they should be in school.

Water means different things to different people. On #WorldWaterDay, let's celebrate all the different ways water benefits our lives & talk about how we can safeguard it for everyone, everywhere.

Tune in to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) podcast on peoples views on the real value of water 👉 https://www.worldwaterday.org/stories/story/what-does-water-mean-you

News You Can Use from Africa for this week
03/12/2021
News You Can Use from Africa for this week

News You Can Use from Africa for this week

Below are some of the latest news articles from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities. 

With your support, Bread and Water for Africa® just completed a spring water protection project in Nansana West II zone,...
03/11/2021

With your support, Bread and Water for Africa® just completed a spring water protection project in Nansana West II zone, Nansana Parish, Nabweru Sub-county, Wakiso district in Central Uganda.

Nansana West II zone is an urban-rural setting/low-income community and is highly populated. The well provides water for over two hundred (200) households, three primary schools with four hundred (400) children, one health center, and two churches.
Thank you!

This month, we are initiating a pilot program in Tanzania to refurbish five hand dug and two deep water wells.Each well ...
03/10/2021
Bread and Water for Africa® To Support Water Well Restoration Project in Tanzania - Bread and Water for Africa

This month, we are initiating a pilot program in Tanzania to refurbish five hand dug and two deep water wells.

Each well will serve residents within a reasonable distance — about one-half mile and have the capacity to ensure the consumption of about five gallons per person, per day.

With your help, one day soon, this untenable situation will be changing for thousands.

Action for Ngono Basin Reforestation (ACT–NGONO) operates in the Muleba District in Tanzania with the goal of refurbishing non-functional water wells in the district this year. ACT–NGONO learned of Bread and Water for Africa® online and approached us about the possibility of supporting this mis...

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." – Malcolm X
03/10/2021

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." – Malcolm X

When girls go to school, they are less likely to marry early and their risk of getting HIV decreases by 50%. Education should be always considered a human right -- in all circumstances.

We're joining UNAIDS' call for #ZeroDiscrimination for all: http://bit.ly/ZDD2021

To All Women Around the World: Thank You and Happy International Women’s Day !
03/08/2021

To All Women Around the World: Thank You and Happy International Women’s Day !

Clean water, while always a basic necessity of life, is more urgent today than ever in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to...
03/05/2021
Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Urgent Need - Bread and Water for Africa

Clean water, while always a basic necessity of life, is more urgent today than ever in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to control the spread of the deadly virus.

This year, we hope to expand our water program, especially as the need is increasingly critical.

But we need your help to accomplish this critical mission!

Access to clean, safe water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and washing is a key determinant for infectious disease control and prevention, however, a 2020 study reports that in sub-Saharan Africa nearly 300 million people live there in water-stressed environments. And clean water, while always a ba...

News You Can Use from Africa for this week
03/05/2021
News You Can Use from Africa for this week

News You Can Use from Africa for this week

Below are some of the latest news articles from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities. 

What a wonderful progress!
03/03/2021
CNN Africa

What a wonderful progress!

While the world grapples with an electronic waste crisis, Rwanda has built a state-of-the-art recycling plant to help tackle the problem

February News: Battling the Effects of COVID-19 in Zambia and Zimbabwe and more!
02/26/2021
February News: Battling the Effects of COVID-19 in Zambia and Zimbabwe and more!

February News: Battling the Effects of COVID-19 in Zambia and Zimbabwe and more!

This month at Bread and Water for Africa® we report on the severe problems the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our partners in Zambia and Zimbabwe where rampant inflation is causing significant price increases in basic foodstuffs, and the number of cases and deaths is likely much higher than the rep...

International Mother Language Day was designated by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Orga...
02/21/2021

International Mother Language Day was designated by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999 as part of a broader initiative “to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world.”

This year’s theme is "Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society” which reflects UNESCO’s belief that “education, based on the first language or mother tongue, must begin from the early years as early childhood care and education is the foundation of learning.”

At Bread and Water for Africa®, we could not agree more.

News You Can Use from Africa for this week
02/19/2021
News You Can Use from Africa for this week

News You Can Use from Africa for this week

Below are some of the latest news articles from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities. 

News You Can Use from Africa for this week
02/12/2021
News You Can Use from Africa for this week

News You Can Use from Africa for this week

Below are some of the latest news articles from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities. 

Working with our partner here in the United States,  we ship much-needed medicines, supplies, and equipment to the Unite...
02/10/2021
Strengthening Access to Basic Health Care in Sierra Leone - Bread and Water for Africa

Working with our partner here in the United States, we ship much-needed medicines, supplies, and equipment to the United Methodist Church — Sierra Leone, which operates four hospitals and three health centers which serve some 33,000 Sierra Leoneans annually.

Sadly, the main causes of death in the country — malaria, respiratory infections, neonatal disorders, diarrheal diseases, and heart disease — are for the most part easily preventable and treatable with adequate health care and medicines.

Help us ship these medical supplies to those most in need and give the gift of health to Sierra Leone!

Learn more here:

For years, Bread and Water for Africa® has been providing medicines, and medical supplies, and equipment to our partners in Africa who operate clinics and hospitals offering free and low-cost healthcare to tens of thousands of infants and children, young mothers, and others in need of medical care ...

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02/09/2021
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News You Can Use from Africa for this week
02/05/2021
News You Can Use from Africa for this week

News You Can Use from Africa for this week

Below are some of the latest news articles from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities. 

https://www.africanrelief.org/bread-and-water-for-africa-helps-battle-effects-of-covid-19-in-zambia-and-zimbabwe/
02/04/2021
Bread and Water for Africa® Helps Battle Effects of COVID-19 in Zambia and Zimbabwe - Bread and Water for Africa

https://www.africanrelief.org/bread-and-water-for-africa-helps-battle-effects-of-covid-19-in-zambia-and-zimbabwe/

The Centers for Disease Control has issued travel advisories for Americans considering traveling to Zambia and Zimbabwe where Bread and Water for Africa® partners the Kabwata Orphanage and Transit Centre and the Lerato Children’s Village, respectively, operate. Of course, we doubt that many Ameri...

01/29/2021
January News: Empowering Orphans, Feeding Zambia, and more!
01/27/2021
January News: Empowering Orphans, Feeding Zambia, and more!

January News: Empowering Orphans, Feeding Zambia, and more!

This month, we report on how the year 2020 just ended with a historical change in health care and everyday life in Africa caused by COVID-19 and our plan to support programs in year 2021.

A thank you note from a primary school in Bumpe Ngao Chiefdom, Bo District Sierra Leone.
01/26/2021

A thank you note from a primary school in Bumpe Ngao Chiefdom, Bo District Sierra Leone.

News You Can Use from Africa for this week
01/22/2021
News You Can Use from Africa for this week

News You Can Use from Africa for this week

Below are some of the latest news articles from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities. 

At Bread and Water for Africa® our primary mission is to enable impoverished Africans reach their full potential and hav...
01/22/2021
Lerato Children’s Home: Empowering Melissa and Others to Reach Their Full Potential - Bread and Water for Africa

At Bread and Water for Africa® our primary mission is to enable impoverished Africans reach their full potential and have a successful quality of life. Thank YOU!

https://www.africanrelief.org/lerato-childrens-home-empowering-melissa-and-others-to-reach-their-full-potential/

Bread and Water for Africa® longtime partner Shinga Development Trust in Zimbabwe, which operates the Lerato Children’s Village, was founded with the lofty goal of meeting the basic needs of orphaned and vulnerable children by providing them with a home where they are fed and sheltered, given hea...

Tearfund
01/21/2021

Tearfund

Praying can often feel difficult when we're experiencing exhaustion, anger or despair. Many of us will have only seen an increase in these emotions over this last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, on top of life’s other challenges.

No matter what was going on in the world, Jesus would slip away and pray (Luke 5:16). Even when he was scared (Mark 14:32), Jesus prioritised time with the Father. It sustained him. And we can get the same peace, strength, purpose and joy from following his example and keeping a rhythm of prayer, even when times are difficult.

Tearfund’s Rachael Adams spoke with our staff team from around the world about how to keep a rhythm of prayer when times are tough 👇

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Bread and Water for Africa® began in 1986 as a project of Christian Relief Services to promote positive change in Africa by supporting grassroots initiatives for self-sufficiency, health and education. (this has been our mission ever since.

On December 30, 1997, Bread and Water for Africa®, a Virginia nonstock incorporated charity headquartered in Fairfax County, received IRS approval as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and was soon certified by the Agency for International Development (USAID) as a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO).

Today, we maintain our independent charitable status and affiliation with Christian Relief Services Charities.

We receive funding from wonderfully supportive and caring individuals, family and community foundations, corporations, Christian Relief Services, generous Federal employees through the Combined Federal Campaign, generous state employees through state employee campaigns, wills and bequests, and employer matching contributions.

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I love the work that you are doing.good work.keep up the spirit
I am impressed with grate work you guyz are doing. I would like to extend our partnership to do similar here in Kenya. Looking forward to building partnership
Can you help us bring Clean Water to our orphanages and their communities? Alliance for Africa's Orphanages (AFAO)
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