Agua Viva is blazing a new trail into Africa. Last year, Agua Viva performed site investigations in Kenya and Tanzania. After careful consideration and prayer, Zinga, Tanzania was selected for first installation in Africa.
We had ten outstanding volunteers attending our first Training Session on Saturday, February 11, 2017. With this great group of volunteers, our team leaves for Africa and our new friends in Zinga are very excited about having clean pure ozonated water in their new Children’s Hospital. Agua Viva was invited to this hospital by International Health Partners and they have recently begun construction of a new birthing center and neonatal care unit. It is hard to believe they have no clean drinking water at this hospital!! But, not for much longer.
Tanzania is a very interesting country. One half of the population is Christian and one half is Muslim and they live together in relative peace. What a great world model for living! Women frequently do not have an opportunity for prenatal care in Tanzania and this new hospital will provide a great resource to Muslim and Christian women alike to have healthy children and successful birthing experiences.
This is also a great opportunity for Agua Viva. We are expanding our influence into a new continent and country, we are installing purified water in our first hospital, and Agua Viva is modifying the standard board to operate with 240 Volt, 50 Cycle Power.
We love the children! They need clean drinking water more than anyone as they are developing and their immune systems are often weak from malnutrition.
Today, Agua Viva International received a very important package. Inside this package was water samples from three orphanages in Oyu, Akawa Ibom State, Nigeria. This is still a long shot, but is is possible that Agua Viva International may break ground in Africa. If approved by our Board of Directors, we will just have to figure out how we are going to pay for a site investigation in July 2013… or how God is going to pay for the trip.
My new friend, Ikpongke, has been very helpful. I have run him all over town taking pictures, taking water samples, and going to the FedEx store.