The people of Aabra, Lebanon, need electricity to keep their water running daily. For only $20 you can provide a regular supply of clean water to one villager in Aabra for years to come.
This small, historic village of Aabra is named after a place that Jesus passed through. But today, the nearly 1,800 residents who once thrived are suffering without regular access to clean water! People like the sweet little Lucas and his friends.
There's a simple solution to this crisis. You! Well, you and the new electric power lines.
Since the massive and tragic explosion that devastated Beirut in 2020, the Lebanese economy has spiraled out of control. Today the money is worth a mere 4% of what it was two years ago, but everything still costs the same or even more. Now food, housing, medical, and fuel prices have become astronomical. Electricity is rarely running. And as a result, water can't even be pumped into homes!
The village of Aabra has a clean water system. However, much of the time, there's no electricity to get water to the residents. They have gone days at a time with no access to water. Villagers are forced to purchase water when they are already financially drained. As they struggle just to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads in the devastated economy, the water situation is now driving them to desperation.
A reliable water system would make a massive difference for the families and children of Aabra. They could once again shower, do laundry, clean their homes, and drink cool refreshing water as much as they need. What a huge blessing this would be to children playing outdoors in the summer, students who need refreshment, parents after a long day of work, or the elderly on a hot day.
Would you please reach deep into your heart and help these hurting people? The entire upgrade will cost $35,000. But when you break that over 1,800 residents, that's a mere $20 per person. And you have the power to give water to one, two, or even ten people in Aabra.
Please take action on behalf of the children and villagers of Aabra today for a solution that will last many years. And share this worthy cause with your friends and family as well.
The leadership team in Aabra asked the head of the electric company in the area if they can run emergency electric lines to the water pump and he agreed. This is great news to the people of Aabra because it will provide 24/7 electricity to the water pump.
Only a few institutions such as hospitals are approved to receive this service. Most of the people in Lebanon receive electricity for an average of one hour per day.
To run several miles of electric lines to the water pump will cost around $35,000. A solution that is much cheaper than the $150,000 for the initially suggested solar system. $13,000 has already been raised, and the new goal is to raise the remaining $22,000.
All donations made in the US will be tax deductible. Would you please consider giving a special gift at this time?
Residents, local government, and friends and family in the US and around the world are working together to make this happen. Dani Sleiman, who was born and raised in Aabra, is serving as a primary contact in the US. His local church, Acts 2 Church in Virginia Beach, has agreed to oversee the fundraiser and provide accountability and tax-deductible status. Will you join us and be a part of today?
- Christopher Gammill
- Clay Robertson
- Christine Hackett
- Dina Sleiman
Acts 2 Church In Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA