Does LGWI carry out emergency work?
Why do you work where you do?
Do you carry out work with governments?
In democratic countries, why don't people demand better services from their government?
As water is a human right, how does LGWI use this to advocate for water for all?
Why do communities have to contribute to their projects?
Our compelling drive is to help the communities ready to sacrifice for clean water because we know from experience that they will work expeditiously to complete the work and will remain as a sustaining example to the less motivated communities. There are more than enough communities in that category to keep us busy. So, we can leave the others for later.
Secondly, this is God's way of doing things. He expects us to use what we have in our hands. We pray for daily bread. The fact that we pay for bread at the store and till the ground to grow the grain for it does not lessen the reality of God's providence.
Isn't the real problem population growth?
There is no strong agreement on the answer to this question inside or outside the church. Currently, Ecuador has a slow population growth with an average of 1.4% and a birth rate of 19.2 per 1,000.
Why can't the people just dig wells or latrine pits?
Where dug wells are appropriate communities dig their own wells. We do it together with them. They also build their own sanitary facilities. We find that only small amounts of incentive are needed in motivated communities. Doing it together with them cements that motivation. That is what Jesus sends us to do.
Why don’t they move nearer the water source?
Those that can move closer to water sources do. That is not possible for everyone.
Why don’t they boil the water?
We encourage people to boil or sun-disinfect (SODIS) the water they drink if there is any doubt on its bacteriological quality.