Did you know that 844 million people in the world — one in ten — do not have clean water?* Souad (37), a mother of three children between 4 and 7 years old, was one of them. When she and her family were displaced by fighting, they found shelter, but clean water was more difficult to obtain.

Because of your support and our partnership with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development (GOPA-DERD), Souad now has a new tank that will keep her supply of water safe from contamination.

“Before receiving the water tank, we used to have an old rusty [one] for drinking, washing, and cleaning,” she said. “Now we can drink clean water.”

Your gifts help provide families, schoolchildren, and entire communities with better access to clean water for drinking, cooking, and washing—through water catchments, new wells, water tanks, and more. Thousands of lives have changed for the better in Uganda, Tanzania, Syria, Lebanon, and elsewhere.

Clean water is just one way that your gifts to IOCC make a world of a difference. Please give today to help those in need around the world.