WATER IS LIFE
Water is the human bodies most basic need. It is unfathomable to think that there are over 1 billion people in the world today who lack access to such a commodity. Sadly, the people of the Congo are apart of that statistic. Half of the people in Congo are drinking contaminated water. Currently in the DRC, 1 in 6 newborns die from waterborne diseases in their first three years of life and a total of 17% of the population die due to unclean water.
What can we do?
We want to see a reduction in infant mortality rates and an increase in life expectancy. We believe we can make this possible by providing clean water via water wells. At last, eliminating the chore of collecting water from distant rivers everyday. KFC is committed to build 200 water wells in the villages of Kasongo - Lunda. Our goal is to build 6 to 8 wells per month with each well serving roughly 2,500 Congolese people. That totals 500,000 people gaining access to clean drinking water in approximately 3 years.
What has been done?
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, 2 million gallons of water has been pumped to more than 6,000 people.
While we focus on providing the physical water to the people of Congo, 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." John 4:13-14