Crossroads, through a partnership with the Christian relief agency World Vision, began investing in community development projects and child sponsorship in Africa in 2005. Through our giving campaigns, we completed the funding of the Mholsheni Water Project in 2013. But we aren't done.
Every child deserves clean water. However, more than 1,600 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water — that’s more than AIDS and malaria combined. Clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education are some of the most effective ways to prevent child disease and death.
World Vision is one of the largest providers of clean water in the developing world, reaching a new person with clean water every 30 seconds. Water continues to flow after they leave because communities have ownership of the water points and can maintain and repair them.
Crossroads mission is to partner with World Vision and Covenant Kids Congo to fund WASH… a program that works to provide communities with clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education.
Specifically, Crossroads will be working in the Ledia community where of the 4,000 households, less than 6% have access to clean water. Lack of clean water leads to prolonged illness, chronic malnutrition, and death. It also forces children to spend much of their day (4 hours on average) carrying unclean water from sources far away, keeping them from attending school and being with their families.
Child sponsorship is one of the most powerful ways to fight poverty. $40 a month helps provide nutritious food, clean water, healthcare, and education.
Your sponsorship doesn’t stop there! You can build a relationship with your child!
Click HERE to email your child. You can even attach pictures! This is the best way to communicate since mail is unreliable and takes months to arrive!
Click HERE to find out about how to send additional money to your child and his/her family! Once you make a Special Gift over $100, the World Vision staff will meet with the child and their family to determine their greatest needs. Watch this video to see how it works! To send a Special Gift, please call World Vision at 1-800-678-2168.
Video about Special Gift: