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One Cup Of Water

One Cup Of Water


Provide clean water for families, schools and villages in rural China.

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Project Details

  • Project Description:

    Distribute water filters, build water tanks, install water systems and provide LIVING water to those who have never heard the Good News.

    Water is a key ingredient to life. But clean, safe, abundant drinking water is a luxury in villages in rural China. Fertilizer and sewer water seeps into water systems, contaminating the area’s drinking water. Some villages do not have water pipes and villagers must walk miles to a water source. One solution for creating safe drinking water is to provide ceramic water filters that remove harmful bacteria from the water and provide more than enough drinking water for a family.

    This program works with national churches who have a burden to care for and share with people in the rural villages. Water filter distribution provides a means to access the village and share with them in the safety of their homes. Through your donation we will supply the filters and the training to go into villages to distribute the filters or lay water pipes if necessary. This will allow local churches to make long-term impact in rural communities throughout this region.

  • Cultural Information:

    Animism, the belief that spirits control everything, is the most prevalent belief system. When children get sick from drinking polluted water or just the common cold, parents will take their children to the local shaman to appease the spirits in hopes their child will recover.

  • Geographic Information:

    More than 45 million people live in rural villages in the mountains of southwest China. Many villages are very remote and difficult to reach. The project location may depend on weather and temperature. More than 200 different people groups live in this region, most who have no access to the gospel.


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Provide clean water and sanitary latrines for schools, villages and families.

  • Ceramic water filter for 2,500 village homes x $55 = $137,500 
  • 20 water filters for one rural school = $1100 per school 

  • 1 village water tank x 5 villages x $3000 = $15,000 

  • Complete water pipe system for rural village x 5 villages x $10,000 = $50,000


You can also donate by check

  • Write check to IMB
  • Include project name on memo line


Mail to:

OneLife – IMB

PO Box 6767

Richmond, VA 23230

If total donations exceed the financial needs of this project the funds may be used for similar projects in other areas of the world.

Give To This Project



  • Ask God to touch the hearts of national churches with a burden to go into the mountain villages to share with rural villagers. 

  • Pray that God would prepare the heart of the villagers and that they would be ready to receive the Good News. 

  • Pray for protection from local authorities who may want to prevent the spread of the gospel. 

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