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The Joy of Clean Water

More than two thousand families in Uganda are experiencing the simple joy of drinking clean, clear water for the first time. This endeavor was accomplished through the generosity of many — but especially that of Jim Wilhite.

Jim is a volunteer at Water With Blessings. Even though he lives in Northern Kentucky, his heart belongs to Uganda. He spends his time stateside raising funds for water filters that he then delivers to refugee camps and remote villages throughout Uganda.

For the past three years, the Comboni Missionaries in North America have partnered with Water With Blessings, a nonprofit group in Northern Kentucky that provides easy-to-use water filtration systems to those who need them most.

Since Jim was last able to visit Uganda in 2020, enough donations were collected to send 540 water filters to Uganda. This summer, Jim was finally able to return to the country he loves so much and share the gift of clean water.

Each filter was given to a “water woman” who will then filter and share clean water with at least three other families. This means more than 10,000 people in Uganda will no longer have to worry about drinking brown, disease-carrying water.

Continue reading more about how the program works & the effects it has had here.

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October 4, 2022

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