Water for Life

Photo of school age child drinking from a well.

I was thirsty and you gave me a drink.

Rescuing God’s people from drinking contaminated water and
restoring their human dignity by
construction wells and toilet facilities across Liberia.


Water for Life director, Jefferson Knight

Objectives of Ministry

  • Seek resources (funding) for the construction of  wells and  toilet facilities within  communities throughout Liberia annually.
  • Set up community structures and leadership that will supervise and coordinate the wells and toilets.
  • Strengthen existing community structures and leadership for the supervision and proper management of the facilities.
  • Mobilize, train, and educate communities on water and sanitation and other developmental initiatives.
  • Promote the rights to access clean and safe drinking water and good sanitation facilities, health, and development at the grass-roots level in post-war Liberia.

Annual Financial Goal

  • GBGM/Advance:   $185,000
  • Local/LAC/UMC:   $20,000
  • Total funds per annual————$205,000
  • Total funds raised in 2009-2013—–$350,000
  • Average cost for hand dug well–$3,000.
  • Drilled machine–$5,500.
  • Rehabilitation—$1,000.

Challenges

  • Inaccessible areas;
  • Deplorable road conditions;
  • Delay in mobilizing local materials by the communities;
  • The rainy season;
  • Lack specific project vehicle (Pickup truck);
  • Sometimes, the technicians have to change project site more than once due to heavy rocks underground;
  • Inability to service the hundreds of requests on a daily basis due to limited funds.

Slide show presentation of Report to Liberia Summit 2013

 

Contact and Donation Information:

WATER FOR LIFE
LIBERIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE,
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH,
P. O. BOX 1010-10,
13TH STREET, SINKOR,
1,000 MONROVIA 10, LIBERIA
CONTACT PERSON: JEFFERSON B. KNIGHT
  • TELEPHONE # 231-886-572-914
  • EMAIL: jboyeknight@hotmail.com
  • humanrightsmonitor@hotmail.com