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Only Dirty Water to Drink

Many days, Teko walks four miles to the river to fetch water in Karamoja, Uganda.

Teko said, “One day, animals trampled the water. I was so thirsty and too weak to look further, so I drank it.  But I couldn’t give it to my children. They fell asleep crying.”

With barely enough water to drink, growing crops is practically impossible. When there is nothing else, people gather tree leaves to eat.

Teko explained, “We don’t eat it all. I save some for later. Without water, everything is dirty. My children are always sick.  Sometimes they cough up blood. I wonder why God gave me my children. I would rather suffer alone than see them suffer.”

Teko works hard every day to provide for her children. She and many others cut grass to sell in the market.

CBN Reporter, Dan Reany, said, “So after cutting and bundling the grass, and walking sometimes five miles or more to the market, a woman can expect to sell a bundle for about thirty cents. That’s the price of a small hand full of tomatoes.”

Teko said, “There was a day that no one would buy the grass. I walked all the way back home, hoping someone would let us borrow some food, but no one had anything.”

When CBN and Innovation Africa started drilling just outside their village, the news spread quickly. Their search for clean water had finally ended.

After Dan finished drinking some water from the newly installed tap, he said, “Oh that’s good. So, this is just a temporary tap. We’re actually installing nine permanent taps total. What we’re doing is building a tall water tower over here and that’s going to give us the pressure we need to pipe water a mile in that direction, and a mile in that direction. So, 5,000 people in three villages are all going to have fresh, clean water just a few steps from home.”

Teko said, “God sent you to rescue us! This is the first time in my life to have water this close. Next time you visit you will see tomatoes, onions, and other vegetables growing, for us to eat, and to sell in the market.”

Thanks to CBN and Innovation Africa, Teko’s family and many others now have good nutritious food to eat, and fresh, clean water right at their fingertips.

Teko smiled and said, “Today, thirst is 1,000 miles away from us. Now my children can simply walk to the tap and drink. I can finally clean everything. I want to thank the people of America in the name of Jesus Christ. May God bless all of you!”

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