Rockwall Nonprofit Delivers Clean Water to Nearly Half of One African Slum
Rockwall, TX (May 2, 2023) – A Rockwall-based nonprofit is transforming one of the largest African slums one cup of water at a time.
The Bucket Ministry was founded in 2012 with a mission to share God’s love through the gift of clean, safe, drinking water. The nonprofit has worked in more than 20 countries worldwide distributing Sawyer PointONE filters, which use the same technology as kidney dialysis to remove all harmful bacteria, parasites, protozoa and cysts like E. coli, Giardia, Cholera, and Typhoid from unclean drinking water. When attached to buckets and properly maintained, the filters provide up to 20-plus years of clean, safe, drinking water.
Each individual who receives a filter from The Bucket Ministry agrees to keep it clean and allow the ministry’s indigenous leaders to conduct three home visits.
“Our mission is for everyone in the world to have access to clean water and the life-giving news of the gospel of Jesus,” said Christopher Beth, founder and chief storyteller of The Bucket Ministry. “Through follow-up visits, our team can not only ensure water filters are properly maintained, but also build relationships so we can use the filter as a tool to share about Jesus.”
Each filter receives a unique, waterproof barcode which, at the point of distribution, is scanned with a tablet or smartphone. The Bucket Ministry uses the barcode to track its water filter distribution, follow up and discipleship effectiveness in real time through its proprietary Mission Mapping.
Since 2018, The Bucket Ministry has worked extensively in Kibera, a large slum located in Nairobi, Kenya. The slum is characterized by poverty, overcrowding and inadequate access to basic services such as clean water, sanitation and healthcare. The residents of Kibera are mostly low-income earners averaging $26 per month and working in informal sectors such as small-scale trading, casual labor and domestic work.
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