In November, 2011, the village of Nanoko located in the Navosa highlands was declared under quarantine by government officials. The problem – Typhoid, a bacteria often spread through contaminated drinking water. According to the Fiji Times, more than 50% of the population of the village had been infected, and no one was allowed to move out of the area until they were able to get the disease under control.
With help from our private donors and a special thanks to Newbreak Church, we were able to send and install 107 new filters in the town of Nanoko. These filters will provide families with safe drinking water to quell the spread of Typhoid and prevent other waterborne diseases. While we were there, we were able to meet with Dip Chand, the Fiji Western Division Health Inspector, who is eager to get these people help as soon as possible. The trip also provided 20 filters to the Northern District village of Navunievu. For more pictures and details, check out our Facebook page.
We’re looking forward to our next trip in June. If you would like to join us on a future Give Clean Water trip, visit the Upcoming Trips section of our website.