True transformation of a community is when transformation takes hold inside of the people.
Spiritual development for Jacob’s Well means, “walk alongside” with the community that we are involved in. Discipleship is the part that allows sustaining transformation of individuals, families and then cascading to the whole community.
Behind every community and behind our work inside of the communities are the people.
If the community members are not the drivers to make the transformation happen, everything we do, nothing we do will succeed.
When we think about social development with Jacob’s Well, it starts with the basic need of water supply but moves out from there to sanitation, education, and other community identified needs. We drill wells to meet the basic physical needs of the communities we are serving.
As an organization, we look into a community to see how they are managing their water and wastewater so that we can do as much as we can to prevent systemic illness. Because health is the foundation of a thriving community, our efforts are aimed at helping our community members stay healthy in the first place.
With our focus on prevention, communities can reap the savings and benefits compared to the higher costs of treatment and rehabilitation. To this end, we provide health seminars and training about diseases and illnesses, engaging the communities with the wellness issues of health, sanitation and personal hygiene. Prevention helps us break the cycle of dependence.
A healthy community thriving economically is when Jacob’s Well is just cheering them on, it’s when family farms are producing on their own, it’s when family farms are reinvesting their knowledge, their skills and their finances into helping others to learn what they learned because of Jacob’s Well help, and seeing it spreading to other communities and the next.
Jacob’s Well discusses with and then teaches members of the communities about how to produce agricultural products that are sustainable and appropriate for the resources available and the environments of their communities. Often, the only missing ingredient for successful agricultural practices is knowledge. That’s where Jacob’s Well comes in.
Jacob’s Well trains and helps communities repurpose their resources so that they are more efficient. Now communities use techniques like, drip irritation, aquaponics, hydroponics and other new techniques that they have not contemplated or been aware of in the past to produce more with less.
In particular, Jacob’s Well has a special heart for men. The man is often the focal point in warm climate cultures. They are looked to as the leader and patriarch, holding their families together.
It’s our desire to help them fulfill their God given and desired role to provide for and protect their families.
Organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need
Community is built overtime, it’s the exchange of knowledge and strength by members of our communities through a deeper bond of relationships. And the result is the care and brotherly love for each other over time. Jacob’s Well needs you to come alongside to embrace its cause and mission. Join our team today to develop Christ-centered Communities.