5 Gallons: Wells for Bangladesh
Why wells in Bangladesh?
- Toxic Water is a serious problem in Bangladesh. Arsenic in the soil leeches into the water and can cause diseases and death. Tube wells go deeper than the contaminated soil and they provide enough clean water for the community.
- Discrimination is also an issue. Ninety percent of the wells in Bangladesh are Muslim-controlled and there is no access for Christians. The wells we will provide will be run by Nazarene churches - and open to all.
- Walking Long Distances to get water takes up a large part of the day. The average walk is 5-6 miles, and this chore usually falls to children, keeping them from school.
Why "5 Gallons"?
It takes a minimum of 5 gallons of water - per person, per day - to cook, bathe, and stay hydrated. This amount of water is difficult to obtain in places like Bangladesh, where many local water sources are contaminated.
PLNU students have traveled to Bangladesh through LoveWorks for many years and have developed a close relationship with the Nazarene community there. The Church of the Nazarene is committed to providing tube wells to congregations throughout Bangladesh. Even from such a great distance, we are able to help this vision become a reality by donating funds for the project.
How much do we need to raise?
Each well costs $1,500 and we would like to buy at least 5 new wells.
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