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How one gift helped a whole community

Long-term supporter, Michael, made an incredible gift which made clean water a reality for a poor community.

Sometimes a special opportunity comes up for a supporter to fund a project of their own.A while ago we published an article in our newsletter about a remote village in Timor-Leste suffering terrible conditions because they didn’t have easy access to clean water. We mentioned the need to build a water-well for the community.To our surprise, we received a call from Michael, a long-term Jesuit Mission supporter, saying he’d like to fund the building of the entire water-well himself. We were so excited to hear his enthusiasm and generosity!

Clean Water: Marquette Looks to Successful Research Cluster to Help Move Innovation Forward

10-14_MarquetteWebOn September 19th, Marquette University inaugurated its twenty-fourth and first lay president, Dr. Michael R. Lovell. In the earliest days of his presidency, President Lovell has articulated that the University will build off of its strong pockets of applied research to become a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.

In keeping with its Catholic, Jesuit mission, the research clusters will focus on areas that have the potential to address global issues and segments of the world’s population most in need. One such area the area that the University will focus on is clean water.

A Global Challenge: Clean Water

HandWashingWater is a fundamental source of life. Yet, 780 million people currently lack access to clean water. This poor access causes millions of deaths and debilitates economic production.

Lack of clean water is also a gender-equity issue because women often bear the burdens of finding clean water, which leaves women little opportunity to do anything else. Providing clean water is a public health, economic, and social justice issue. We need leaders willing to address this issue. Are you in? A public health education at Saint Louis University is a good place to start.

Jesuit Refugee Service Water Project Highlights Recovery Efforts in Haiti

waterprojects_haitiTwo years after an earthquake struck Haiti the community of Los Cacaos has demonstrated what happens when neighbors work together to solve a problem. Fresh, clean water is now available to 700 families thanks to the community’s commitment to build a positive foundation for long-term improvements. Catholic nuns based across the Artibonite river in San Francisco of Banica Parish in the Dominican Republic organized the project in consultation with community leaders. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA provided $113,000 to fund the project, and members of the community supplied the labor to build roads, construct cisterns and lay miles of plastic pipe and tubing.

Living Water International discusses water accessibility with partners

Rose-Marie-Blake-Operations-Manager-LWI-Hastings-Banda-Director-centre-and-Olufela-Adeyemi-Consultant-rightHastings Banda disclosed this on a dialogue forum with different organizations in the country such as the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) at State House, Concern Worldwide, WASH NET and Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD) organised yesterday at the United Methodist Church headquarters in Freetown. Mr. Banda said the aim of his organization was to make sure in 2 years time up to 6,000 people would be accessing clean water in the country, more especially those in the Western Area Rural.