April News from Bread and Water for Africa® 5k for water, books for Ethiopia, and an orphan's success story

‘Wata for Salone!’ Bread and Water for Africa® 5K to Raise Funds for Well in Sierra Leone

At the Logos Academy School in the small village of Nafami in Sierra Leone there are 300 students who don’t have convenient access to safe drinking water – but thanks to our supporters this dire situation will change by the end of the year, and the students’ lives will be transformed.

Additionally, the well will serve a population of 1,000 in the surrounding village, ensuring that they will no longer be forced to walk long distances carrying 5-gallon containers of water weighing 40 pounds on their heads from unsafe sources.

“Access to safe drinking water in the village is a challenge,” stated Rev. Frances Mambu, director of Faith Healing Development Organization, a longtime partner of ours, which is constructing the school. “The need for water in the community cannot be over-emphasized.”

We are doing all we can to expedite the digging of this much-needed well by sponsoring our “Wata for Salone!” (Water for Sierra Leone) 5K Run/Walk to be held on Sunday, June 3, in Arlington, Virginia. And even if you can’t take part in the event itself, you can still help us reach our goal of $7,500 by sponsoring a participant. For more information, please visit generosityseries.com/charities/bread-and-water-for-africa/d.c.--district-of-columbia/.

Building a Foundation of Learning in Ethiopia – Book by Book

35,032. That’s the number of books that are now available to tens of thousands of students in numerous schools in Ethiopia, thanks to a partnership between Bread and Water for Africa®, Salale University, Books for Africa, and of course, our loyal and generous supporters who made it possible for us to ship these books all the way to the city of Fitche.

Included in the shipment are thousands of math, science, business and economics, and art and humanities textbooks – all of which will be put to good use in the classroom. There are also thousands of more books featuring important selections of famous world literature, novels and non-fiction books for students to check out and read to not only enhance their reading skills, but to develop and foster a life-long love of reading simply for the pure joy of it.

Reading is the foundation of learning, and we are proud to be part of a team that is helping to build that foundation – book by book.

Little Emmanuel Finds Food, Shelter, Education and Family in Loving Home in Zambia

Emmanuel was only 2 years old when came to the Kabwata Orphanage and Transit Center in Zambia. When he arrived he was already showing signs of mental illness – brought upon by his mentally-ill mother who fed her young son garbage she took from trash bins.

But that was a year ago, and thanks to our supporters, he is a changed boy.

“Today, Emmanuel has improved for the better and will be starting preschool in two weeks,” said Kabwata Executive Director Angela Miyanda - who focuses her work on orphaned, abandoned and destitute children who are in dire need of healthy food, and the medical care they have never received.

Most importantly, he now receives so much love from Angela, her caring staff and his new “brothers and sisters” who look after him and have welcomed him into their family.

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