In the fall of 2007, eight-year-old Tate had an idea. "I want the people in India to have fresh water just like we do," he said to his mom. This conversation put in motion an idea that made a difference in the lives of thousands; especially for the women and girls of the village.
In India, 90% of the water is contaminated, and the average woman spends four hours a day collecting and purifying water. When their daughters reach the age of eight, they are pulled out of school to help. Can you imagine spending 28 hours a week preparing water for your family to drink? Or sacrificing your child's future by pulling them out of school?
Tate and his two brothers, Jaxon and Vance, sold fresh-baked bread to their relatives and friends and raised enough money to sponsor this well in the remote village of Jagaryala. This is all it took for Tate's idea to become a reality. Now a village of 5,000 has clean drinking water and the girls can attend school again.
On June 2009, 19 student and adult bike riders left Mt. Rushmore and pedaled 750 miles across three states over 11 days to raise water awareness and funds to bring clean water to third-world countries like India.
All it takes is one person with a vision. Will you be the next one?
Tom Elie dedicates this fresh-water well in the village of
Jagaryala on behalf of Tate, Jackson, and Vance.
Will you help bring living water to thirsty people?
Oasis World Ministries is a Christian non-profit organization reaching into third-world areas. We drill wells with installed hand pumps in targeted rural villages that have no fresh water supply. To date we have drilled over 360 wells, with plans to drill many more.
You can help! You can sponsor the drilling of a fresh-water well in India for $1,200 U.S. dollars that will supply a village with clean, running water and meet their daily water needs..
Sponsor A Fresh-Water Well
$1,200 Provide a fresh-water well to a village in a third-world country currently without clean running water.
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A donation of $100 provides 20 people with daily water
Oasis World Ministries is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in the USA. It is a member in good standing with the Christian Stewardship Association. Donations are tax-deductible.