Projects

We like to be creative and dependency is not something we like to encourage. Working with our partners to come up with creative, entrepreneurial solutions to problems is one of the things we enjoy most.

Milk-producing cows and buffalo, water-carrying donkeys, fish farms and guest houses are just a few of the diverse Links projects that have been set up to date. The key is that they are sustainable and mostly income-generating.

Links also ‘links’ education to life-saving projects including mosquito nets, pit latrines and clean water and micro-finance businesses

Water Filter Kits
 

750 million people in the world do not have access to clean water. People are dying every day due to illnesses caused by contaminated water. This can be prevented!

We send LifeWater Filter Kits that provide up to 200 people clean water for 2 years. A $75 donation delivers a kit that can literally help save lives around the world.

Can you help? You can donate a water kit online here.
You can download posters below to raise awareness in your church, small group or family. This would be a simple way to give to missions, change lives and transform communities.
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Sanitation Projects

Around the world, water continues to be a major health issue.

Bringing water to a village is only part of the story – we also need to make sure that it doesn’t become contaminated. Bad sanitation is responsible for many water-borne diseases.

We have tried to establish projects to build pit latrines in some of our communities and are very grateful to Bunches for providing funds for 21 pit latrines in Malawi.

Income-Generating Projects

When we have trained people, we quite often loan them the money they need to buy tools and equipment for their business start-up.

Occasionally, the amounts needed are more substantial and require a central capital fund with the benefit being more for the community. When this is the case, we tend to set up an income-generating project which is managed slightly differently.

A good example of an income-generating project happened in Thailand: Links raised the capital to purchase a pump which irrigates a lychee farm and feeds into a fish breeding pool. The project has been a huge success – so much so that our partners are now self-sufficient and able to provide food and jobs for an unreached people group living as refugees in Myanmar.

We’ve also set up a water buffalo farm in India which provides income to our partners as they help the local community. To ensure stability, a reasonably sized herd is needed, but as these animals are expensive they are normally out of reach of our partners. The good news is that the first water buffalo to have been bought are now breeding – our model is working!

Another successful project saw the building of a bed and breakfast accommodation near Lake Malawi.