Good Neighbors builds water wells in areas of developing countries where local people are deprived of clean water. Families regularly drink filthy water from muddy puddles or nearby rivers–often the same water used for washing dishes or bathing—which can lead to cholera, malaria, and other debilitating diseases. Children spend whole days walking miles to collect water, leaving them vulnerable to assaults and making school attendance a low priority.
Our Water For Life project started in Chad, Africa in 2010, after the country’s civil war displaced more than 171,000 people and left many without basic needs such as clean water to survive. Since then, we have expanded this project to impact communities in Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Team Good Neighbors for the 2016 LA Marathon will be running to raise money to build new water wells in Zambia, Africa. THANK YOU for joining our team and for impacting the lives of thousands of people around the world who don't have the basic human right of clean water!