Violence has again surged in the capital city of the Central African Republic. This country is facing one of the world’s most neglected crises… maybe you’ve never heard about it, but over half of the population is in need of immediate humanitarian aid.
Nearly 30,000 people have had to flee their homes due to the recent violence in the last week of September, including Water for Good staff. In the midst of a battle in his neighborhood, Water for Good’s Director of IT, Roger Kossi, had a canister of tear gas dropped into his outdoor shower of his home. He was forced to flee with his family to safety.
On September 29th, the Water for Good office in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), was looted for the second time in three years. Despite losing everything in the office, Water for Good is determined to rebuild (again) and continue working to provide clean water, and hope for a better future to the people of CAR.
With 1 in 5 people living as a refugee, providing clean water and basic sanitation is more important now than ever! Please consider helping us rebuild our operations and serve the people of CAR.
Since 2013, we’ve been operating in a conflict zone, so we know what we’re doing, and what we can deliver. We’ve continued drilling new wells during the conflict, and providing service visits to over 900 water pumps. This means we’ve been providing clean, reliable water to nearly 500,000 people during this conflict, and we’ve been able to do that at a consistent cost of just under $5 per person per year.
You can help!
We’ll send you a CAR flag sticker for your computer (or bike, suitcase, bumper, whatever) for any donations over $20. Show your support!
2. Can’t make a donation but still want to be involved?
Find your own way to support the people of the CAR! Start your own fundraising campaign! You can bake cookies and give ’em out to anyone who donates over $20… or run a 5k and ask people to sponsor you… or commit to wear flip-flops all winter if you raise $500… be creative!
3. Commit to raise awareness on social media!
Change your photo to the CAR flag! We’ll even create a custom flag overlay on your own photo for you! (just email your image to email@example.com and we’ll add the overlay for you) Share Water for Good posts on your timeline. Look up news articles on the CAR and share those! Let’s raise awareness for a conflict and a country that’s often ignored by the media.