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Building Financial Sustainability

Financial sustainability is crucial to the success of Water Mission's safe water treatment system.
Financial sustainability is crucial to the success of Water Mission's safe water treatment system.

How does Water Mission plan for the long-term success of our safe water projects? How do we ensure that the essential life-giving water treatment equipment stays in operation for the next generation? In more technical lingo, what is Water Mission’s sustainability plan? Read More

IBM Brings Data Insight for Safe Water Sustainability

A family in Tanzania walk with buckets of water on their heads.
A family in Tanzania walk with buckets of water on their heads.

Around the world, an estimated 1.8 billion people lack access to safe water[1]. In addition, 2.4 billion people lack basic sanitation[2], and 842,000 people die every year from water-related diseases[3]. Access to water is important, but access alone is not enough. In the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, the United Nations recently extended its focus beyond accessibility to sustainability and service (SDG 6), prioritizing universal and equitable access to safe water and sanitation for all. Water Mission, on the other hand, has actually spent the past 16 years making these priorities a reality. Read More

Learning from Within: Latin America WASH Workshop

Latin America Regional WASH Workshop Participants | Water Mission
Latin America Regional WASH Workshop Participants | Water Mission

Every year, Water Mission unites several country programs together in a region of the world to share best practices, improve technology implementation, and learn key innovations from field staff. Facilitated by our headquarters Community Development team, the Latin America and Caribbean Regional WASH Workshop is based on a key principle in Helping Without Hurting, that true growth in communities comes from using the skills, resources, and ideas that already exist amongst the people. 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