In areas of great need, Empart provides medical care and education in hygiene and health issues which help to improve living conditions within those communities. Through our established churches, Empart offers World Health Organisation approved programmes which are aimed primarily at women and children. Occasionally, churches employ local doctors for a day as well so that people from remote communities can receive appropriate medical treatment.
So many people suffering from mental illness are left unsupported on the streets. They are often regarded as demon-possessed and are highly rejected. Mercy Homes began when one of Empart’s field workers felt convicted to restore health and quality of life to this under-served group, establishing the first Mercy Home in his house.
There are now 2 Mercy Homes and a Mercy Bus which have provided care to over 942 vulnerable people. 95% of Mercy Home residents have recovered completely and been reinstated with their families, with some going on to become field workers themselves.
Deep Core Bore Wells
Many people living in poverty face enormous hardship daily because water supplies are neither sufficient nor safe, or available to all. Women bear a disproportionate hardship often walking kilometres to collect water and having to wash in contaminated waterways. The 98 wells dug are made accessible to all people, regardless of their caste or religion. In many cases, it is a matter of life and death, with water borne diseases on the rise including children dying of diarrhoea.
Community Public Toilets
Empart is partnering with the local government’s “Cleanliness Mission” to provide safe and hygienic sanitation to villages. By building 1000 public community toilets, people will no longer need to use open fields for defecation. The 105 established toilets are already changing culture and beginning to be more widely accepted.