Girargie, with more than 7500 residents, is a village in extreme rural poverty. The community needs extend from water to education to health and these problems build on each other, perpetuating the cycle of poverty. The first and most important need is water. Right now, the women and children of the community spend hours each gathering dirty, bacteria-ridden water. This task takes most of their time and the effort to gather the water does nothing to prevent the diseases that accompany such dirty water. The community needs access to water points that will provide clean, safe drinking water. Their second big priority is new school buildings. The students that attend school do so in old mud buildings that are crumbling apart. There are very few desks and most children sit on rocks or small mud mounds on the ground. The classrooms are dark and the environment is anything but conducive to learning. New, fully furnished and equipped classrooms will give these students the school that they need to learn and thrive. It will also help increase enrollment as more children will be likely to attend classes in nice, new school rooms than in old, dilapidated mud structures. The final major need is health facilities. Without any place to receive medical care, mortality rates in the community are high – particularly for treatable illnesses. The village needs a fully furnished, equipped, and staffed health center that will provide in-patient and out-patient care. This kind of major project will allow for maternal and childbirth care, vaccinations, surgeries, and intensive care treatment. A health center of this size would be able to treat the communities surrounding Girargie as well, which would allow for even more people to benefit from this work.