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The Evolving Global Perspective on WASH

The Water Mission team setting up at SIWI World Water Week
The Water Mission team setting up at SIWI World Water Week

In late August, Water Mission participated in the 2017 Stockholm World Water Week. This international conference is the annual premier venue for water professionals from government, academia, and civil society to network, exchange ideas, and develop solutions to the world’s most pressing water-related challenges. In collaboration with our strategic partner, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, we were blessed with the opportunity to connect with like-minded organizations and learn from the experiences of others. Read More

Sandrine’s Story: Life After Irma

A man stands in the rubble all around him following Hurricane Irma.
A man stands in the rubble all around him following Hurricane Irma.

Two weeks ago, the beautiful island of St. Martin was decimated by Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Surrounded by salt water, residents had no drinkable water after the storm severely damaged the island’s water treatment facilities. Within a few days, Water Mission engineer, Tim Darms, landed in St. Martin, ready to respond with safe water. Since his arrival, Darms has been working alongside Samaritan’s Purse and the Dutch Coast Guard to install four reverse osmosis (RO) water purification systems for the island. More are scheduled to be installed in the coming days. Read More

Two MLB Pitchers Invest in Their Homeland

Jaime García, pro MLB pitcher, partners with Water Mission to provide safe water in Mexico.
Jaime García, pro MLB pitcher, partners with Water Mission to provide safe water in Mexico.

Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers, Jaime Garcia and Joakim Soria, have a lot in common. Though their teams compete against each other, the two share a deep bond as native-born sons of Mexico and committed Christians. Both are passionate about giving back to the people of Mexico by investing in water and sanitation projects that transform lives in the southern state of Chiapas. Jaime, a World Series champion with the Cardinals in 2011, now pitches for the New York Yankees. He grew up in Reynosa, Mexico, near the Texas border, and fully understands the challenges that come with drinking contaminated water. Read More

Faith Can Move Mountains

Huta Ginjang is a small Christian community located on a mountaintop near Lake Toba on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. For the 2,100 people living there, collecting water involves walking down a steep mountainside to fetch dirty water from an unprotected spring and then returning home with heavy buckets. For many years, the people have prayed that one day safe water would be more accessible and that they would be relieved of this daily burden. Read More

High Impact Volunteer Exceeds 3,000 Hours

Cathy Sadler began volunteering at Water Mission in November 2008 in the aftermath of a deadly cyclone in Myanmar. Born in Vicksburg, MS, and raised in Charleston, SC, Cathy says that the most remarkable change that she has seen at Water Mission in the past nine years is our staff growth – from 20 to 60 – in the headquarters office. Read More

Dina’s Dream: The Power of Safe Water

Dina can attend school now thanks to safe water.
Dina can attend school now thanks to safe water.

Dina Damiton is a young teen whose life has been transformed. As a 13-year-old student at Mchenga School in southern Malawi, Dina has many dreams. She loves learning and hopes that one day she might become a teacher. For Dina and others in her community, the beginning of school is always an exciting and nerve-wracking time. School is important to the children in Mchenga because it is often the only way for them to create a brighter future. Read More