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I am grateful for the opportunity to share the 2020 Annual Report with you. Your ongoing commitment to Water Mission and the Lord’s blessings enabled us to serve more people in 2020 than ever before with best-in-class safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions.
Water Mission has always emphasized technical excellence and collaborative partnerships. You will see the impact of these priorities in the following report. In alignment with our core values of love, excellence, and integrity, we worked with corporate partners, field partners, ministry partners, and other nonprofits to respond quickly to the COVID-19 crisis. At the same time, we continued to set standards for technical innovation and deliver safe water solutions to communities around the world.
Yet, the global water crisis continues to be enormous and urgent, and there is still a need to scale up and reach more people. With that in mind, I am both humbled and excited to tell you that we have created a new organization: the Global Water Center. This organization has been an integral component of our strategy since Water Mission was founded 20 years ago. It aims to end the global water crisis by increasing the number of people and organizations around the world engaged in bringing safe water to those in need. The Global Water Center will enable them to work effectively by providing training, equipment, and support services.
None of these exciting activities and accomplishments would have been possible without your partnership and encouragement. As we celebrate the work of the past year, serving nearly 1.6 million people, we recognize the need is still great. We remain committed to continue serving people in need throughout the world. Thank you again for joining us in this journey of purpose.
God bless you,
George C. Greene III, PE, PhD
Co-founder, Executive Chair
We are delighted to share a few stories of the lives impacted in this 2020 Annual Report. With your faithful partnership, and in the midst of an unusually difficult year, we exceeded this vision as God gave us the opportunity to serve more than…read more
HANDWASHING STATIONS INSTALLED
SAFE WATER & SANITATION PROJECTS BUILT
PARTNERSHIP RESOURCING PROJECTS
“On behalf of the Tanzanian government, I would like to thank Water Mission for complementing government efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. … This initiative by Water Mission’s program in Tanzania ensures that happens.” – Ummy Mwalimu, Minister of Health, Tanzania
Through your partnership and God’s grace, Water Mission scaled its response in 2020, reaching more people than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic cast a spotlight on the dire need for safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions in vulnerable communities. As countries raced to contain the spread of the disease, local lockdowns and shipping delays created unique challenges…read more
“When we came to Bidibidi, there were a lot of challenges. There was no [safe] water and many people. But Water Mission has done great things. They supplied the community with enough water and trauma healing teachings. I know my God has strengthened me and no matter what challenges I may face, I am fine. I am okay.” – Mary Yangi, Bidibidi resident
“Now, we… walk outside and get fresh, clean water. Since we’re drinking treated water, we don’t have the sickness that we used to get. Even the animals are healthier!” – Gladys Alexis, Capity, Haiti
Gladys Alexis is a farmer in Capity, a “last-mile” community tucked into the mountains of Haiti’s Artibonite region. Such communities are rural, often isolated, and extremely hard to reach due to a lack of paved roads and limited infrastructure.read more
In every disaster that we respond to, Water Mission seeks to provide solutions for both the immediate and long-term needs of the people that have been impacted.
Each safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solution was designed to leave communities stronger and more resilient in the face of future challenges.read more
PEOPLE (AND DOGS) WALKED
VIRTUAL WALK EVENTS
COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD
RAISED TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION
Our Walk for Water events in cities around the country and throughout the world looked a little different in 2020.
In the midst of a challenging year, our partners’ commitment and passion for ending the global water crisis only grew.read more
“While we pray over the everyday workings of the ministry, we also pray over the salvation of the nations. Psalm 2:8 is deeply placed in our hearts that not only will we address the physical needs of clean, safe water, but Living Water [of Jesus Christ] will become a reality for those we serve.” – Karen Young, Prayer Team Leader