Join the Pump Primers
Change starts now, with safe water
How can you be healthy when drinking from a river? How can you move away from poverty when you’re too ill to get out of bed?
For Virginia Nguiraze, keeping her family healthy was difficult. Her son worked away, sending money home and returning only once a year, so it fell to Virginia to look after the household.
“We used to collect water from the dirty river, it was all we had so we drank it. I was very scared of being attacked by a crocodile. The walk was too far for me so my grandchildren used to collect water.”
The Pump Primers are a dedicated group of people who have made an ongoing commitment to help people like Virginia, her children and grandchildren.
Some give a little, some give a lot. Every one of them helps us to continue our life changing work.
A monthly gift helps us and our local partners in Africa plan effectively, for now and the future so more people can benefit from life changing safe water and sanitation. For Virginia, access to safe water at home means her life has changed for good and her grandchildren don’t have to put themselves in danger just for a drink of water. “ Now I can get water from the pump myself, and wash our clothes!”
“Learning about hygiene has helped our family so much. We are not suffering from diseases like before. My children don’t miss class because we live a healthy life” – Astridah Neyutu
Being a Pump Primer means seeing where your money is going. We’ll send you an impact update every 3 months letting you know what your contribution is helping us achieve. Over a year you’ll see the huge transformative powers safe water and sanitation has in one community, following their story from start to end, in their own words.