Picture Your Church in Rwanda

Imagine if only one out of every 10 homes in your neighborhood had any kind of piped water. How would your community look different, and what would your priorities be?

Recently I learned about a region of Rwanda called Nyagihanga where the lack of clean water is a daily reality. Food for the Hungry has begun partnering with the local church, leaders and families of Nyagihanga, and we are looking for a church partner to work with us. Could your church be the one we are looking for?

In Nyagihanga, the most common sources of water are unprotected streams, hand-dug wells and boreholes.

In Nyagihanga, the most common sources of water are unprotected streams, hand-dug wells and boreholes.

 

Most residents in Nyagihanga retrieve water from unprotected streams, hand-dug wells and boreholes. Dirty water causes poor health, which perpetuates the problems of poverty in the community.  When children drink dirty water, they can become malnourished. They frequently miss school, and many eventually drop out.

We are looking for a U.S. church to partner in Nyagihanga in several ways.

  1. Commit to praying for the people of Nyagihanga.
  2. Visit Rwanda on mission trips.
  3. Equip local Rwandan churches.
  4. Sponsor children in the community.
  5. Support special projects such as clean water, school construction and health care.

Does this sound like a fit for your church? Please share our profile of Nyagihanga with your pastor. Visit our Getting Started page for more information about church partnerships. When you’re ready to talk with a church representative, we’d love to hear from you!

 

About Wendy McMahan

Wendy McMahan is grateful for her front row seat in watching God “reconcile all things to Himself.” (Colossians 1:20) She still can’t believe that she gets to participate in His story every day. Wendy and her husband are proud parents to two daughters and have been foster parents to children of all ages. Wendy serves as Director of Church Engagement at Food for the Hungry. She hosts the Poverty Unlocked podcast.

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