Water for Behwalay Clinic


Help Us Bring Clean Water To Behwalay

Behwalay is a village in Eastern Liberia on the border with Côte d'Ivoire.  Over the years it has suffered the effects of civil war and crushing poverty.  Its 550 residents are struggling to overcome this history and are working to rebuild their community.  They have built a clinic and are now hoping to build a well that will serve the clinic and a nearby school.

Like many villages in Africa, Behwalay suffers from lack of local, clean fresh water.  There is a river nearby but residents must daily walk to the river and carry back the water they need for their daily lives.  This “walk for water” can often take up to three or four hours per day and must be done each day . 

Throughout the world, lack of clean water takes a terrible toll on the poor.  Each year, over 1.5 million children die to causes related to lack of clean water.  That is about 4,000 children per day!  Clean water at this clinic will be a valuable asset to this village.  A safe clean water supply can be the foundation for the economic growth of a community. 

In 2009 a refugee from Behwalay came to Christ church and asked our help in raising the funds for this well.  We felt it was necessary to have a local organization that could oversee the project and ensure a successful, sustainable result.  We contacted Africare in Liberia and their representative commissioned a study to understand the technical and economic requirements of the project.   The Africare representative came back to us with a budget and a plan and so Christ Church offered to become the fiscal sponsor for the project here in the US.   In the interest of transparency we are putting this budget online and you can view it by clicking on this link.

If you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution to the project please click on the Donate button to the left.  Regardless of whether you make a donation or not, we thank you for your interest in the project and we ask that you pass around the link to this page.

The video below was produced for the United Nations “International Decade of Fresh Water” and gives an overview of the global fresh water situation. 


To make a tax-deductible donation click on the donate button below.

To make a tax-deductible donation click on the donate button below.