Story of the Week: Lions Club from Chicago Helps Provide Clean Water in Mali
There are so many ways that helping hands are useful both in our communities and around the world. The Chicago Windy City Lions Club recently funded a well in Dissan to provide clean water for the residents. Through an LCIF grant and in partnership with the Sokala Lions Club in Bamako, Mali, the clubs improved countless lives with dependable clean water.
Before, villagers in this remote area of West Africa bathed, cooked and fed their animals with murky, dirty water collected using giant metal tubs. Windy City Lions Club member Dan Morris captured the week-long process of drilling the well on video.
The Lions waited anxiously to see if water would be found. In 110-degree heat, a crew drilled for hours before striking water. According to the villagers, who were overwhelmed by this gift from Lions, “Without water, there can be no life!”