Water wells are important for many reasons. From reducing infant mortality rates (Congo infant mortality rates are 73 of every 1,000 live births compared to the U.S. rate of 6 for every 1,000) to improved life expectancy (55 years in Congo, 80 years in the U.S.). The improved drinking water is the first step of the vision for the primary school for children from 1st to 6th grade. At Kulungu For Congo, we strive to improve the quality of life for communities in Congo. We plan to build four wells in Kingwangala. In 2016, KFC built its first water well in the village of Kingwangala. It was intended to serve clean water to 3,000 people. As of today, we have served over 2 million gallons of water to more than 6,000 people. The village has over 10,000 people so even with these wells built there will still be the need for more long-term water systems. Four wells are a starting point but not enough for all. We continue to create opportunities to give access to clean waters beyond Kingwangala. While we focus on providing the physical water we strive to go beyond and deliver the essence of "Living water" to each person we serve.
"Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again. But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”