CAMA began as a ministry to internally displaced persons in Vietnam in 1972. Since then, we have provided a “cup of cold water,” food, clothing, shelter and training to refugees in Thailand, Lebanon, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Macedonia and the Republic of Congo.
CAMA partnered with other like-minded organizations to provide relief supplies and Post-Traumatic Stress counseling when a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in January, 2010. In addition, we reconstructed five church buildings, build 12 permanent homes and provided over 200 relief shelters. On another front, CAMA assisted a relief agency in Japan, CRASH, to provide relief supplies to survivors of the Japan earthquake/tsunami that hit in March 2011. Going the next step, Alliance workers in Japan purchased and renovated a community center with CAMA funds to minister to the people in one of the stricken areas.
Desertification in Mali and Burkina Faso is increasing the risk of famine as farmlands turn to sand. CAMA strategies to cope with this relentless process include reforestation projects, digging wells, and establishing grain banks that provide food at low cost during the critical months of the year. These projects are carried out in conjunction with local relief and development organizations.
Clean Water Wells
Millions of people, mostly children, die each year from water-borne diseases. The provision of clean water prevents 50 percent of these diseases in 2/3 world countries. Since 1984, CAMA has dug hundreds of wells in Burkina Faso and Mali and provided water filters in Guinea. In Vietnam, water towers and filtration systems provide clean water to 100 families at a time.
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