I usually visit the distant regions, to see our Christians and our schools. The sight is dreadful and depressing. The drought is so big that you can hardly see a green leaf in the nature. People are obliged to carry huge amounts of water in big buckets, to drink and cook. Many times, they have to travel for a distance of 5-10 kilometers, to find such water, which soever will be dirty. But they have no other choice – they need it for their survival ; they carry it, since without water, even polluted, there is no life.
So, our Metropolis set the program of clean water providing, to prevent deaths and infections. The wells was a first effective solution. In this way, we were able to help the people in many regions, notably where small children frequent, this is kindergartens and primary schools.
Drilling for water is done with the primitive means available. No machinery is used, of course. It is by hand. So, it doesn’t cost much. But lacking even this small amount of money, they remain empty-handed.
This is why we need your help and your immediate support. In this way, we can save lifes and we’ll give life to people. With 1,000 to 2,500 euros, depending on the region, we can help these wretched people.
In Greece, Cyprus, Europe and other places, there is a plenty of water, so we cannot even imagine this tragical situation. Let us help.
Our Church has undertaken actions to decrease death, misery and pain. Just think that according to United Nations’ statistics, throughout a year, up to 13 millions of children can die for lack of potable clean water. It is really a disappointing fact that governments in underdeveloped countries are indifferent to provide clean water and protect public health. The same organization informs us that, out of 53 countries, only 14 are able to guarantee drinkable water to prevent death and diseases.
From the Holy Metropolis