Written Stories

Cleaning the Channel

Another village was suffering from waterborne illnesses because of a terribly polluted water channel that stunk, bred mosquitos, and often flooded. Two churches in the village joined together to clean the channel. The youth from the churches went around the community calling people to come and help by calling out a TCT lesson on a loudspeaker. Some community members responded and worked together with the church to clean the channel. They then went on to teach people not to throw their waste there (the church reports that dumping is down by 70% and, where people previously threw trash there all day, the few people who persist now do it at night because it is looked down on). Their village now has fewer mosquitos and reduced illness.