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When There’s No Other Choice

Children with jerry cans on their way to fetch water in Enariboo, Kenya.
Children with jerry cans on their way to fetch water in Enariboo, Kenya.

I’ve worked in the water industry for a year and a half. Throughout that time, I’ve been exposed time and again to the realities of dirty drinking water — how children are constantly sick and women have time for nothing but collecting water, cooking, and looking after the barrage of children under their care.  But there’s something about hearing the ragged breathing and watching as a four-year-old’s neck strains under the weight of a bucket, that drives home the indisputable fact that the global water crisis is an abomination. Read More

Major League Impact: Cardinals Wainwright & García Give Safe Water

Adam Wainwright & Jaime Garcia, St. Louis Cardinals, Interview with Kyle McClellan
Adam Wainwright & Jaime Garcia, St. Louis Cardinals, Interview with Kyle McClellan

Following a recent St. Louis Cardinals game, pitchers Adam Wainwright and Jaime García sat down to interview with Kyle McClellan, former Cardinals pitcher and now leader of Brace for Impact 46, a foundation that provides clean water, medical care, employment, and more for communities in Haiti as well as in their own city of St. Louis, Missouri. The original interview aired July 5, 2016, on KMOX News Radio 1120. Read More

A Six-Year-Old’s Dream: No More Sick Days

Ximena, Back to School, 6-year-old in El Encanto, Mexico.
Ximena, Back to School, 6-year-old in El Encanto, Mexico.

For children and parents all over the world, the end of summer brings a mixture of anticipation, dread, and excitement around one central event: the start of a new school year. For six-year-old Ximena, she simply cannot wait. Read More

Meet our 2016 Summer Interns!

2016 Summer Interns, Water Mission, Charleston, SC
2016 Summer Interns, Water Mission, Charleston, SC

This summer, we had the privilege of welcoming ten college students and graduates to our headquarters! These interns assisted in almost every aspect of our daily headquarters operations including Community Development, Engineering, Church Partnerships, Production to Third-Party Fundraising. They improved processes, researched new ideas, developed programs and brought a lot of cheer to our team. Meet them below! Read More

A Woman’s Journey to Financial Freedom

WaterBuilds
WaterBuilds

In the western Indonesian community of Terjun, a 58-year-old woman named Jamila lives with her family. From tending to her children, to earning income through the cleaning of prawns and shrimp, her daily life is similar to many throughout Indonesia. Until about a year ago, the daily financial concerns that filled Jamila’s mind were heavy. Every aspect of her life was complicated and magnified by the high price she paid for life’s most basic necessity: water. But that’s not her reality anymore. Read More

Water Mission Hosts CAWST Conference in Peru

CAWST Group Photo
CAWST Group Photo

In February 2016, Water Mission hosted a workshop with the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) on household safe water solutions in Iquitos, Peru. As Water Mission’s standard water treatment solution is suitable for populations of 2,000-3,000 people, Water Mission Peru welcomed discussion with CAWST on solutions that serve smaller communities, such as those with a couple dozen families. Read More