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LDS Charities Helps Vanuatu Villagers Restore Clean Water Supply

In 2015 Cyclone Pam ravaged communities throughout Vanuatu. 

Following Pam, LDS Charities (the welfare arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) built and repaired 35 shelters in an area called End of Airport.

This year Cyclone Donna brought more wind and rain to this area literally dividing the small community with a torrent of water that changed the landscape, destroyed gardens and fouled the natural water sources.


Although there were water tanks throughout the community—they had fallen into disrepair and were dirty and unusable.

LDS Charities volunteers trained villagers how to clean, repair and maintain the tanks previously donated. Supplies to accomplish the maintenance were supplied by LDS Charities. 


After the projects were complete, Elder Peter Sackley and his wife Sister Kelly Sackley, missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as representatives from other religions were invited to join in a special prayer service.



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