Quality of Life Improved by home food production in Ecuador
Millions of children eat one meal a day because they don't have enough food. But in the highlands of Ecuador, a self-sustaining program launched by LDS Charities is helping to change that.
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Harare, Zimbabwe — The Latter Day Saints Charities in collaboration with members of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Tafara and Mabvuku undertook a project to cover the private water wells in Tafara and Mabvuku Suburbs of Harare. These locations have not had a Municipal water source in a very long time and the individual members of these communities have had to dig their own wells to provide water for their domestic use. These particular areas are very prone to water borne diseases like cholera and typhoid because these individually dug wells are not covered. Also the open wells were a danger to young children and animals.
Malaria also is very prevalent due to wells being breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Members of the public in these areas were very grateful for the project undertaken by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints, through its Humanitarian arm known as the Latter Day Saints Charities.
The Latter Day Saints Charities provided the funding for the purchase of materials and members of the Church in Mabvuku and Tafara wards provided the voluntary labor to install the covers. Story courtesy of www.mormonnewsroom.co.zw