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Churches on a Mission – Helping People in Poverty

Poverty is a devastating problem of global proportions. From inhibiting development to costing lives, it should be eradicated. To be effective in fighting poverty, we need compassionate organizations willing to put in the required effort. Fortunately, mission work by churches, missionaries, and clergy have proved to be effective in fighting poverty throughout history.

Compassionate organizations helping people in poverty

Poverty itself has some severe consequences such as homelessness, hunger, disease, illiteracy among others. These represent obstacles which the most vulnerable have to overcome to live better lives: having access to quality healthcare, shelter, food, clothing, education, e.t.c.

According to World Bank, a vast majority of the world’s poor live in rural areas. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region which houses the greatest number of poor people on our planet. 389 million people were living on less than US$1.90 a day in 2013, representing a higher number than all the other regions combined. While poverty rates have declined in all regions during last years, some regions have thrived more than others. Those countries left behind are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

For many years, Habitat for Humanity has been helping thousands of families by building decent homes with improved water and sanitation facilities. A significant number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa live in poorly built cramped houses which lack even the basic facilities, such as toilets. Habitat for Humanity focuses on water, sanitation and hygiene interventions, urban slum upgrading, assisting vulnerable groups with house construction, renovation, and tenure security. Hoping for sustainable development in vulnerable regions, they also offer the much-needed assistance in researching and defining possibilities of working in partnership to achieve sectoral and societal impact.

More than a billion people are denied the right to clean water, while 2.6 billion do not have adequate sanitation. This happens mostly in developing countries. Time after time, this proves to have grave consequences for the wellbeing of the local population. Lack of clean water can retard the growth of a child by up to 15% and more than a billion people suffer from illness due to water-borne parasites such as worms, protozoa, and bacteria. By bringing clean water solutions to those without, Water Ambassadors Canada is changing the lives of hundreds of people in a week. More than 120 teams from across Canada have travelled to Central America, the Caribbean, Uganda and The Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa to help those without proper sanitation.

Today, our work extends to churches, missionaries, and clergy. Whether you're an individual, church group or missionary organization we can arrange humanitarian travel that's just right for you or your organization. Never hesitate to contact us through our quick address locator should you have any questions at all.