Clean Water Changed My Life
“My children and I can now drink and use clean water in our home.
Hello, my name is Nkechi. This is my story.
For as long as I can remember, my mornings have started at 5.30 AM. I wake up before sunrise, put on my shoes and gather my water pail to provide water for my family. It’s hard waking up so early in the morning to haul water, and because my kids are young, they can’t help.
My normal walk is about 8 miles – it’s a 2.5 hour walk to reach the pond. It may be hard to believe, but it’s true. And, sometimes the pond didn’t have clean water, so my family and children often became ill.
Now things are wonderfully different! Thank God for LLEM International; they have brought new meaning to my life and to the lives of my children. LLEM International drilled a new well right in front of my house! Now I don’t need to walk so many miles to get clean water.
My children can now help me fetch water, since they don’t need to walk so far. They enjoy the feeling that they can help me with daily chores. And now that I don’t need to wake up so early to go get water, I have more energy for myself and my family. My life has been so blessed by the LLEM International organization. In addition to providing a community well, LLEM also provides school supplies for my children.
Thank you LLEM for bringing us water and a better life. You are such a tremendous blessing.
Nkechi’s story is one of many stories of how LLEM has changed the community of Agu Na Ebere. The Agu Na Clean Water project brought new hope to a poverty-stricken community. And we won’t stop until all Nigerian’s have access to clean water. Through the generosity of our partners, thousands of families have been blessed with clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing. We are honored and blessed to be a vital part of this story.
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