Eugenia’s Story

by / Friday, 20 March 2015 / Published in Archive, Blog
Eugenia's Story

Since 2001, JAM has drilled and installed more than 2,600 water wells in various African countries starting with the drilling of the first well in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Our water provision, powered by our loyal donors, must expand especially in Angola, where women and children continue to struggle without this basic necessity for life.

Every day, for more than a decade, Eugenia Bulembu from Tchiyala Village in Angola, has walked to collect water three kilometres away.

“When we reach the water source, my job is to gather the water with a cup and fill everyone’s containers. I am healthy, and my arms can fit through the branches in the pit that keep the animals away,” she says. Although she is now healthy, Eugenia admits to suffering from chronic diarrhea, which is why so many children have died in her village. A major cause of severe malnutrition in Africa and child mortality is diarrhea caused by polluted water.

There are so many like Eugenia who you can help when you partner with JAM to bring the life-changing gift of safe drinking water to communities – a fundamental human right.

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