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?
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.
- Commit to praying for the people of Nyagihanga.
- Visit Rwanda on mission trips.
- Equip local Rwandan churches.
- Sponsor children in the community.
- 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!