Wells and Filtration Systems



In the DRC, water is truly life. Without access to water there is no hope for development, education, health, or economic empowerment. Our wells currently provide water to 20,000 people in the communities we serve.. They are a key element in our Hope Centers to reduce the distance between people and water. Most children in vulnerable communities walk an average of 10 miles round trip to find water, exposing them to many types of dangers including human trafficking, waterborne illnesses, and making it impossible for them to attend school. Mwangaza’s Living Water Program exists to be a catalyst for holistic development by providing not only physical water, but most importantly, living water to those who are thirsty. Each day at the well one of the local churches volunteers to serve; praying and building relationships with the people coming for water.

The Solution

Though people in our communities have moved to a rebuilding phase, those from surrounding areas are now coming to seek water at our well. Most people walk miles to find water at our well. Those who have been to the Hope Center have noticed them walking back to their communities with their yellow jugs. The view from the hill is people of all ages struggling to carry water home. Some carry them on their heads. Others, especially children, try to pull these 40 pound jugs. Children like Pitshou, a 10-year-old living 7 miles from the Hope Center, ties a piece of cloth around the jug to pull his water home. It is heartbreaking to see these children fighting to get water home while they should be in school. The solution to this problem is to create more collection points to reduce the distance between people and their water source. Your continued support to our living water program is needed so that children like Pitshou can collect water in their communities and have a chance to attend school.

Filtrations Systems

Mwangaza works with an organization in Indiana called New Life International to provide water purification systems in areas where drilling a well is not an option. We obtain these systems and transport them to the DRC where we have in-country teams trained to properly install and maintain them. We also train SWAT teams (Safe Water Action Teams) who are able to use portable versions of these purification systems to provide safe water in disaster situations such as cholera epidemics or civil unrest.


We organize regular seminars to educate about water collection and the prevention of waterborne illnesses in vulnerable communities and schools. Preventing waterborne illnesses is an essential component of our strategy to break the cycle of poverty in our communities.

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