Water Program Impact

Your Gifts Quenched the Poor's Thirst and Shared Living Water

Water is life. Without access to clean drinking sources, families in developing countries suffer from chronic dehydration and can be weakened by repeated bouts of waterborne diseases. With your help, Cross Catholic Outreach funds the construction of wells and water systems that literally save lives. When Catholic Church missions provide safe water in communities, it restores health and points families toward the Living Water of Christ. Relieved of the time consuming task of finding and transporting water, these families have more time for church and school. The installation of proper sanitation facilities is important too because it prevents water contamination and promotes good hygiene.

In 2019, your generosity helped us fund water and sanitation projects in 10 countries. One of these — a project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — provided bathrooms and sanitation facilities in an urban slum. Another project, implemented in partnership with the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic, addressed the need for community water systems in six impoverished localities.

2019 Water Facts

2019 Water Facts

Grants

provided to:

provided to:

19

projects

10

countries

Community Water

systems constructed:

systems constructed:

43

Community Water

systems repaired or upgraded:

systems repaired or upgraded:

19

individual Water

systems constructed:

systems constructed:

66

People Reached

with clean water:

with clean water:

34,086

We Quenched the Poor's Thirst and Shared Living Water

Water is life. Without access to clean drinking sources, families in developing countries suffer from chronic dehydration and can be weakened by repeated bouts of waterborne diseases. With your help, Cross Catholic Outreach funds the construction of wells and water systems that literally save lives. When Catholic Church missions provide safe water in communities, it restores health and points families toward the Living Water of Christ. Relieved of the time consuming task of finding and transporting water, these families have more time for church and school. The installation of proper sanitation facilities is important too because it prevents water contamination and promotes good hygiene.

In 2019, your generosity helped us fund water and sanitation projects in 10 countries. One of these — a project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — provided bathrooms and sanitation facilities in an urban slum. Another project, implemented in partnership with the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic, addressed the need for community water systems in six impoverished localities.

2019 Water Facts
grants
provided to:
19
projects
in
10
countries
Community water
systems constructed:
43
Community water
systems repaired:
19
Individual water
systems constructed:
66
People impacted
by clean water:
34,086

Highlighted Water Project

FUNDASEP

Dominican Republic – Project 1644
hands out getting wet

In the Dominican Republic, families have been suffering from illness and lack of clean water. But through Cross Catholic Outreach’s partnership with FUNDASEP — the social outreach of the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana — change is unfolding. Of the six clean water systems funded in 2019, two have been completed and four are expected to be finished in 2020. These systems use a combination of solar energy, electrical power and gravity to pipe clean, abundant water to individual households. The final goal is to reach about 800 homes!

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

Community

Cross Catholic Outreach funds enabled the construction of six community water systems in the provinces of Azua, San Juan and Elias Pinas.

Cross Catholic Outreach funds enabled the construction of six community water systems in the provinces of Azua, San Juan and Elias Pinas.

Progress

Two systems are complete. Four are expected to be completed in 2020.

Four systems are complete. Two are expected to be completed in the spring of 2020.

Beneficiares

About 800 households are benefiting from this project.

About 800 households are benefiting from this project.

Funding

Cross Catholic Outreach provided $387,000 to this project in 2019.

Cross Catholic Outreach provided $387,000 to this project in 2019.

hands out getting wet

In the Dominican Republic, families have been suffering from illness and lack of clean water. But through Cross Catholic Outreach’s partnership with FUNDASEP — the social outreach of the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana — change is unfolding. Of the six clean water systems funded in 2019, four have been completed and two are expected to be finished in the spring of 2020. These systems use a combination of solar energy, electrical power and gravity to pipe clean, abundant water to individual households. The final goal is to reach about 800 homes!

Fast Facts

Community

Cross Catholic Outreach funds enabled the construction of six community water systems in the provinces of Azua, San Juan and Elias Pinas.

Progress

Four systems are complete. Two are expected to be completed in the spring of 2020.

Beneficiaries

About 800 households are benefiting from this project.

Funding

Cross Catholic Outreach provided $387,000 to this project in 2019.

*The number of projects includes activities funded in fiscal year 2019. The detailed outputs are activities completed during fiscal year 2019; uncompleted activities were carried over into the next fiscal year.