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(from ONE magazine January 2005)

Water Works
Posted: 15 Feb 2005

Caritas Georgia has brought water to some 22 villages in mountainous central Georgia.

With funding from CNEWA, Caritas Georgia supervised the project, which began in 2003, enlisting the full support of the communities involved. Villagers worked together to build access roads, dig trenches, lay piping and install water storage basins. Though villagers had to leave periodically to tend crops and livestock, the project remained on course as temporary workers were hired to fill the gap.

In addition to providing most of the labor, villagers agreed to pay a “tax” to help offset costs incurred by Caritas Georgia. For the next three years each villager must donate about 20 pounds of potatoes from his fields to help support Caritas Georgia’s soup kitchens.



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