Slade Exley of Brandon is partnering with African communities to provide safe water sources to more than 2800 villages in remote areas of Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania.
Exley left for Africa October 7 for his sixth mission trip with Marion Medical Mission. Thirty-six U.S. volunteers are working in remote villages to help them provide sustainable, life-saving fresh-water wells to areas who previously had none. The group is installing 2,900 wells during this year’s well season.
“My experience with this mission organization has been life changing. It is such a privilege to be a part of an efficient organization whose goal is to provide clean water to Africans who are in desperate need. The number of wells placed into operation and the number of people served during the well season are equivalent to meet the water needs of the citizens in the City of Jackson. This is a self-help program of Africans helping Africans. The US volunteers are there to support the program and document the results for our donors.”
Slade is looking for speaking opportunities at churches, civic organizations and small groups who might be interested in learning more about the organization or helping to fund the 2900 wells the group plans to install.
Visit the website at www.mmmwater.org for more information or to donate to Marion Medical Mission.