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Meet our 2018 Summer Interns!

Meet our 2018 summer interns!
Meet our 2018 summer interns!

At Water Mission, our interns don’t make copies—they make safe water a reality for communities across the globe. From communications to finance to innovation engineering, these incredible college students and grads are essential to Water Mission’s work. Meet them below! Jake Voss, Innovation Engineering Intern From: Jackson, MI College: Michigan Tech University (snowiest college campus in the country!) Studying: Chemical Engineering Why did you want to intern at Water Mission? Water Mission provided the unique opportunity to combine my two greatest passions: God and engineering. The ability to serve others through my work while growing personally in a Christian workplace has been unbelievable. What’s your favorite project ... Read More

Measuring Impact with the Restore Survey

Survey participants in Indonesia.
Survey participants in Indonesia.

At Water Mission, we have long been committed to measuring the outputs of our work such as accessibility, safety, and sustainability of water and sanitation services. For over a year, we have been developing a new survey tool that will allow us to do what we’ve never done before… routinely measure the wide-ranging, transformational impacts of our work in communities. After all, our work does not stop with water and sanitation! We know that God is transforming many aspects of people’s lives through Water Mission. For the first time, we have a tool that will allow us to measure these impacts, ... Read More

A Mother’s Strength

Hortencia Perez and her children in El Encanto, Mexico
Hortencia Perez and her children in El Encanto, Mexico

  “She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” — Proverbs 31:25 Mother’s Day is a time to honor women who lay down their lives every day for the benefit of others. Our moms serve and sacrifice — many times going unnoticed, many times setting aside their own hopes and dreams — for the benefit of their families. At Water Mission, we encounter strong women all over the world, working to provide the very best life they can for their children. Hortencia Perez, mother of six in El Encanto, Mexico, draws water for her family. Hortencia Perez is ... Read More

Church Partnerships: Sharing the Hope of the World

A church in Northern Uganda's Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement
A church in Northern Uganda's Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement

One of the most impactful things we have the honor to do at Water Mission is partner with churches around the world to provide safe water and the Gospel message to millions of people. The longer I work with churches, the more I believe that truly, the Church is the hope of the world. Bible study at Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Northern Uganda Almost every time Water Mission installs a safe water treatment system, the local church plays a critical role in mobilizing the community. Frequently, it’s the local church that empowers people — often leading the charge to bring safe ... Read More

Sustainable Management and Finance of Rural Water Supplies

Tap stand in Malawi
Tap stand in Malawi

Poor functionality of rural water supplies is a known and critical crisis. It is estimated that almost 15 percent of rural waterpoints fail after just one year and 25 percent are non-functional by their fourth year in operation.[1] Although there are many root causes of this, they cumulatively manifest themselves in the form of inadequate financing for ongoing operation and maintenance. One method, which takes a social business approach to water service delivery, is becoming known as the “safe water enterprise” model. Under this approach, private water service providers deliver water to end users for a fee and utilize ... Read More

Light Shines in Darkness

Water Mission Uganda team
Water Mission Uganda team

Every year, the Water Mission Uganda team personally collects money, clothes, and food to share with those in need. When they deliver their gifts, they also share the love of Christ. Recently, the team visited Kirinya Prison in Jinja, Uganda. With more than 1,000 inmates in a building built for a few hundred,[1] the halls of Kirinya grow crowded and dark, making the hope of Christ difficult to see. Yet, God’s “light shines in the darkness, and darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). During the team’s visit, Human Resources Officer Lydia Nantumbwe led the prisoners in joyful songs of ... Read More