News Release

Water Tanks Give New Life to Small Island

Tamana, Kiribati, Receives Water Tanks for Clean Water

Jeff and Judy Brock, senior missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving on the island of Kiribati, a small island in the Pacific, saw a need for fresh water in the communities on Tamana Island.

The initial project included eleven 6,000-litre water tanks and all of the supplies needed for installation. 

Before the water tanks could be installed, the manaebas (huts) required metal reroofing and installation of rain gutters.  Some of the communities also needed to build additional manaeabas or buildings to house the tanks.

The water tanks and supplies to install them were donated to 11 communities by Latter-day Saint Charities. The man power was donated by the people themselves, with the help of Elder and Sister Brock.


Elder Brock hopes to obtain eleven more tanks to supply the Kiribati people with the security they need for their water supply.  

Latter-day Saint Charities is supported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is one of the few charities in the world where 100% of their donations go directly to needed projects and emergencies around the world.

See previous Pacific Newsroom article on Tamana.

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