JV Connections | Q2 2018
In impoverished Jewish communities the world over, your gifts provide people with clean, safe, life-giving water. Everyone needs water to live. In some parts of the world, people (usually women) must walk for hours each day to collect water for their families.
At first glance, it may seem odd that Jewish Voice Ministries is in the business of providing clean water to Jewish people in remote areas around the world. But actually, it makes perfect sense!
About 1.8 million people – mostly children – are killed each year by diarrhea caused by contaminated water But diarrhea is far from the only danger. Cholera, dysentery, hepatitis, typhoid, salmonellosis and a host of deadly illnesses also stalk people in developing parts of the world who are forced to drink unclean water.