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Boys-Playing-in-Water

I can’t help but long for summer. I can’t wait for long drives with the windows down, cookouts with friends at a local park, and nice refreshing afternoons spent in a pool.

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A person can live four weeks without food, but only three days, depending on the circumstances without water. Lack of water can cause short-term memory loss, fatigue, and trouble learning. Your body will not function without water.

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Children’s hygiene is often neglected because they can’t bathe or wash their hands as often as they need to. Health issues like skin diseases are common among people due to the lack of clean water.

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Water-Project-EC-18-1009

This brand-new plant will supply, among other areas, the 21 Compassion-assisted centers in Manabí Province. These child development centers assist 6,394 boys, girls and adolescents. With the consumption of this water, the number of cases of parasites and cavities among children is expected to decrease from 80 percent to 50 percent.

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Jul 2 2010

Poverty is Hard to Swallow

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You can help quench the world’s thirst. You have the freedom to act.

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Around the globe there are many “little ones” who follow Christ, yet who are easily oppressed, powerless and defenseless. It is within our ability to care for them in tangible ways, extending simple offerings to meet needs and ease suffering. The promised reward for doing this is not an obligation, but a free gift from…

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No one would think people who live in an area rich in natural resources would have a problem getting water. But for many years, struggling to find fresh water was a way of life in Meagama Village in Papua, Indonesia’s largest province.
Longstanding agreements with other villages limited the sources where each community could draw water. For…

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The hard work of Chiropractors With Compassion has helped transform the community of Batey Angelina from a place many wanted to leave behind into a model community in the Dominican Republic.
With a network of nearly 100 doctors of chiropractic throughout Canada and the United States, committed to donating U.S. $20.00 for every new patient that comes…

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The critical need the poor always have for water has been heightened in Haiti after the earthquake. We’ve used various ways to distribute water to our church partners, and we’re looking to our strategic partnerships to continue to meet the short- and long-term needs.
We have a long-standing relationship with Healing Waters International, providing water…

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 The availability of clean water can be taken for granted in developed countries such as the U.S. or U.K. For people in Bangladesh, however, clean water can be scarce.

You can also view the clean drinking water video on YouTube.
In many remote places in Bangladesh, people may never drink clean water. They suffer from waterborne diseases,…

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Dec 5 2009

Preventable Causes of Death

Diarrhea. Unclean water. Measles. Pneumonia. Tuberculosis. Malaria. Every day 25,000 children younger than 5 die from mostly preventable causes. Why?

Because they live in poor countries that aren’t a priority to developed nations. But they’re still a priority to God.
And they can be yours, too – compassion.com/youcan

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Ninety-nine percent of the time, I get ready for my day after my 6½-year-old goes off to school. My 15-month-old daughter takes her morning nap around this time, and my 3-year-old plays on starfall.com. It just works better this way.
But for whatever reason, one morning last month I woke up early – too early in…

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Since the Healing Waters International water project opened at the Comunidad Cristiana El Santuario Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church in 2006, church members have had more opportunities to decide on matters that can benefit the ministry and the community of Barrio Mexico in southern coastal town of San Pedro de Macorís in Dominican Republic.
The…

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Mar 22 2009

World Water Day: Be a Voice

Today is World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Shared Water – Shared Opportunities.”
Nurturing the opportunities for cooperation in transboundary water management can help build mutual respect, understanding and trust among countries and promote peace, security and sustainable economic growth.
Previous World Water Day themes included:

Sanitation (2008)
Coping With Water Scarcity (2007)
Water and Culture (2006)
Water for…

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Take a swig of this.
I drink bottled water because I like the convenience and because I like the taste. I LIKE … and every bottle I choose demonstrates what I value most. I value myself.
Drinking bottled water is not a sin, and this post isn’t about guilt, but they are both about perspective. And…

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Mar 19 2009

Diarrhea Stinks!

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Join a skeptical young couple from Denver, Colo., as they visit a Healing Waters International church partner in Guatemala to learn how the Healing Waters ministry model works.

Take a trip with Healing Waters.

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Mar 17 2009

World Water Day 2009 is March 22

Today’s post is written by Dan Brown, Chief Marketing Officer for Healing Waters International.
World Water Day, March 22, was initiated by the United Nations in 1992 to help focus attention on the 1.1 billion people in the world who still lack safe drinking water.

And for World Water Day 2009, we, Healing Waters, are celebrating our…

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The problem of contaminated drinking water is a serious one. 3.4 million people, mostly children, die from water-related diseases each year — that’s the equivalent of thirty-eight 777s crashing every day and killing everyone on board. — UNICEF/WHO, Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000
There are many organizations in this world building clean water…

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For the past two weeks we’ve published a series of poverty questions for you to consider. We appreciate everyone who submitted comments to the posts, and we extend our congratulations to Judy Tremblay and her enormous brain for answering the most poverty questions correctly and becoming the proud new owner of a brand, spankin’ new…

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Achieve universal primary education
Ensure environmental stability
Provide worldwide access to safe water
Develop a global partnership for development

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Feb 25 2009

Diarrhea Prevention

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Nov 20 2008

At the Batey

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The situation on the batey is as hard as the dirt ground, but there are a few shards of hope gleaming out of it.

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This is a true story about a young girl in one of Compassion’s child development centers in India.

Last summer, heavy rains poured into the village where 12-year-old Arpita lives.
The ground, already saturated from previous rains, left nowhere else for the waters to go … so the entire village flooded. Muddy water, one…

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