“If you wash your hands and legs, and brush your teeth before you go to pray, it will make you stronger.” – Nalea
Nalea is the Imam in a rural village within the Lunga District in Mozambique. Before WaterAid brought clean water to his community, Nalea had no choice but to bath himself in dirty water before prayer.
Even though the water was dirty, Nalea washed himself to feel strong.
"Water in Islam is very important; before prayer, you must clean your porch, take a shower, brush your teeth, do everything."
Now that Nalea has access to clean water, he can do all of these things. He no longer has to think about when he'll next have clean water. And his wife and children can spend their time enjoying life rather than collecting water.
Nalea's life has been transformed - but we can't stop there.
844 million people don’t have clean water close to home – will you give the gift of water to those still in need?
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