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The Poison Water

Although the water in Pooja's village made everyone extremely sick, the water level in their area was too low to drill a well. What could be done to quench this village's thirst? Read Transcript


Reporter: WHEN

10-YEAR-OLD PUJA ISN'T AT

SCHOOL, SHE HELPS HER MOTHER

TAKE CARE OF THEIR WATER

BUFFALO.

BUT LATELY THEIR LIVES HAVE

BEEN ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT.

THAT'S BECAUSE PUJA AND HER

FAMILY HAVE BEEN GETTING

SICK FROM THE DRINKING

WATER.

IT IS INFESTED WITH MICRO

MICROSCOPIC WARM LARVAE.

WORMS CAME OUT OF MY

HANDS, AND I HAD SORES ON MY

FACE.

Reporter: PUJA'S PAIN

WAS SO BAD SHE COULDN'T GO

TO SCHOOL ANYMORE.

MANY OF THEIR NEIGHBOURS

WERE ALSO GETTING SICK FROM

THE WATER.

WHEN CBN HEARD ABOUT THEIR

PROBLEM, WE WANTED TO DRILL

THEM A WELL, BUT THAT WAS

AGAINST THE LAW BECAUSE THE

WATER LEVEL IN THEIR AREA

WAS TOO LOW.

SO WE CAME UP WITH ANOTHER

PLAN: PORTABLE WATER

FILTERS.

IT WILL CLEAN 800 GALLONS OF

WATER.

THAT'S ENOUGH FOR A FAMILY

OF FOUR TO LIVE ON FOR A

YEAR.

WHEN THE FILTERS NEED TO BE

REPLACED, IT WILL ONLY COST

$5.

PUJA AND HER FAMILY HAVE

ALREADY SEEN A DIFFERENCE IN

THEIR LIVES.

THE WATER, THEY SAY, IS

GOOD.

AND NOW MY CHILDREN LIKE TO

DRINK A LOT OF WATER.

THE WORMS ARE ALL GONE.

AND WE DON'T HAVE STOMACH

ACHES.

I FEEL SO GOOD.

Reporter: WITH YOUR

HELP, CBN PLANS TO GIVE

WATER PURIFYERS TO EVERY

FAMILY IN THIS VILLAGE, SO

THEY CAN ALL HAVE CLEAN

DRINKING WATER.

I WANT TO THANK ALL OF

THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE US THE

WATER FILTER.

SINCE I DON'T GET SICK

ANYMORE, I CAN GOAT T -- GO

TO SCHOOL.

THE WATER FILTER HAS MADE

OUR LIVES SO MUCH BETTER.

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