South Asia Hygiene Project
This project will construct a hygiene system that includes toilets, shower, and a handpump in rural South Asia.
In certain rural areas of South Asia, daily hygiene can be painful or even deadly. In communities without a public toilet, villagers often use the bathroom in the nearby fields (but of course there is no “bathroom”). Essentially they squat in an open field. For the sake of modesty, many women and children take care of their necessities in the darkness of pre-dawn morning or after sunset at night. In the dark, they cannot see dangers like snakes and scorpions that also live there. Sadly, many villagers have suffered snakebites while on their way to the field/bathroom.
Constructing this toilet/shower/handpump combination will help their hygiene situation in numerous ways! Health, safety, privacy, cleanliness, etc. It will also build the reputation of 10/40’s local church planters and show the villagers that Jesus cares for their practical needs.
In partnership with our local church planters, 10/40 has determined the “top 10” areas that would benefit from a hygiene system. The areas under consideration would give access to 4-5 whole villages, and each village has 17-30 families, and each family has 4-8 members. This means that each hygiene system would bless between 300-700 people.
* This project, like all 10/40 projects, will lead to church planting among the least reached.
What is Included and What is the Cost?
This hygiene project installed in a village in South Asia
Churches and Partners
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Jesus said, "Pray the Lord to send out laborers, for the harvest is plentiful, but he workers are few." That is the mission of 10/40 Connections – to follow the example of Jesus by connecting the body of Christ, equipping believers, and engaging the least reached.