Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Fresh Water for Central Congo

Advance #3022271

#3022271 - Providing fresh water wells for villages in Central Congo

Annual Goal:$50,000.00
Location: Congo, (Democratic Republic) Africa
Partner:The UMC,Central Congo Annual Conference

Describe the need affecting the community.

The United Methodist Church has numerous mission stations throughout the remote villages of Central Congo. These villages do not have fresh water and people suffer from a variety of diseases due to bacteria infected river water used for bathing, washing, drinking, and fishing. Fresh water is imperative for the health of all people and a basic human needs.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

With the goal to dig a new well each year, these remote villages will have water that will significantly reduce river diseases, and other medical problems.

Describe the primary goal of the project.

To provide a fresh water well, hygiene and sanitation program, in each UM mission station villages in Central Congo Episcopal Area. This will enhance the quality of life, reduce disease, and encourage economic development.

Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.

The quality of life will be enhanced in each village, where fresh water will encourage better hygiene and sanitation and lessen the diseases caused by polluted river water.

Budget and Financial Information


Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support


Drilling Well
Water Delivery System
Travel & Supervision

Missionary Serving this Project

Jonathan E. Baker
Donna L. Baker

Project Contact

Dr. Adolphe Yamba Yamba
Mission Coordinator

Global Ministries Contact

Lorrie L. King
(404) 460-7561