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TBM Provides Aid in Mozambique

Water Ministry     7 months ago   by Rand Jenkins

Mozambique Family

The deadly Cyclone Idai that struck Mozambique in March was the worst it has experienced, possibly ever, killing hundreds and displacing almost 600,000 people. Due to the massive flooding, water-borne illnesses like cholera have been spreading at an alarming rate.

Through past relationships due to international disaster relief, TBM received a call for help. “After talking with our contacts in Mozambique it was determined that the best way to provide life-saving assistance was to supply water filters,” DeeDee Wint of TBM Water Ministry said. “We understand there is widespread disease due to people drinking contaminated water - water with dead bodies floating in it - and the filters we are delivering will help save lives.”

TBM has delivered 500 Sawyer Point One bucket filters and each one can meet the needs of a family of five, and if cleaned properly, can last up to eight years. In addition to these single-family filters, TBM provided money for a large community filter that will help on a larger scale.

As clean-up and disaster relief efforts continue, we will maintain contact and find more ways to help these disaster-stricken communities.

To learn more about TBM Water Ministry and to help save lives in Mozambique, please visit www.TBMtx.org/water