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Community Development

Agriculture

One of the greatest resources of the CAR is thousands of acres of fertile land. Water for Good works with village cooperatives, teaching them how they can use agriculture to combat serious nutritional issues facing themselves and their children, as well as providing income through cash crops and the sale of seedlings. Through demonstration gardens, grafting, and plant culturing, Water for Good has been able to introduce new techniques that help communities deal with the basic health issues they face each day.

Radio

Started in 2005, Water for Good’s radio programming supports our other Community Development efforts through messages that reinforce the training given through well-maintenance teams, agricultural development workshops, and sanitation training.

Sanitation

Water for Good provides continued training in sanitation in villages that participate in its well-maintenance program


HIV/AIDS Prevention Education

From 2004-2012, Water for Good’s HIV/AIDS Prevention program started over 100 True Love Waits clubs, with 1,000′s of members. The knowledge passed on will have long-lasting effects, as many of the clubs continue to meet. No longer operated as a separate program, Water for Good hopes to use the experience we’ve gained through this program to offer HIV/AIDS prevention training in villages as a part of sanitation and hygiene seminars.

Orphan Care

Water for Good’s Orphan Care program, started in 2004, has had a lasting impact on the hundreds of children who participated. Thanks to our partner Vision Trust International, and our many supporters, this program connected US sponsors with children in Central Africa, providing them with nutritious meals, better education, basic health care, and a chance to hear the gospel and grow in their beliefs. In 2013, Water for Good turned over the entire operation to our partner Vision Trust, who will continue the work.

Microenterprise

Granting loans to small groups which already have an infrastructure in their village helps local people have an income from these small businesses. Although the Microenterprise projects were operated as a separate program from 2005-2012 (primarily as a micro-loan program), in 2013 Water for Good decided to close down the micro-loan program due to poor performance, and roll the microenterprise training into our other programs (primarily Well Maintenance and Agriculture).