We also help communities develop income generation projects and community construction projects. These help develop vital infrastructure and solve problems that communities face. These projects also help with poverty reduction – giving communities a long-term chance of breaking the cycle of poverty. We also work with communities to improve access to clean water.
Current and recent projects
Joshua Maize Mill: The construction of the Maize Mill (completed in 2013) means that the villagers no longer have to walk for over 10 kilometres to the nearest mill. In addition to employing 4 local people the mill generates a profit which is used to support orphans and the elderly who no longer have family members to take care of them. The rainwater harvesting system takes water from the roof of the mill during the rainy season and has a capacity to store 30,000 litres. The rainwater storage tanks eliminate the need for up to 50 families to walk 5 kilometres find water which may be polluted.
Improving access to clean water: we worked with the communities of to drill boreholes.
Construction of lifesaving bridges: rivers can quickly become dangerous in the rainy season, meaning either a lengthy detour or a risky crossing. Joshua worked with 2 communities to construct vital bridges – saving journey times and lives.