CHICAGO, IL (December 24, 2018) — Throughout the Advent season, Covenant Newswire is highlighting daily gift selections from the CovenantCares giving guide. Through the free annual catalog, Covenanters can partner with brothers and sisters around the globe to give gift donations that will help serve communities and advance God’s work in many areas.
This week we focus on clean water. Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for healthy communities, socioeconomic development, energy and food production. Digging a well can improve the health of a community as well as improve economic and education opportunities.
More than 16 million women and girls around the world walk an average of six kilometers (3.7 miles) a day to access water. As a result, many girls are unable to attend school and remain trapped in a cycle of poverty.
When wells are dug, disease is drastically reduced. Because it takes only minutes to retrieve water, women and girls are able to attend school and develop businesses.
Providing clean water and other missional gift-giving options are available now through CovenantCares Gifts for Mission. Please join us in advancing the mission.