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How to Make Clean, Safe Water Last: Poul Due Jensen Foundation and Water Mission Partner for Long-Term Change in Kenya

Water Mission’s values of love, excellence, and integrity are made evident in the two main aspects of what we do: engineering and community empowerment. We believe that these two aspects work in tandem. Together, they build safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions that produce long-term change — the kind of change that we aim for in our continued partnership with the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (PDJF). The Water Mission Kenya team greets a community member at a commissioning celebration in Segera Through the Kenya 23 Next Level initiative, Water Mission and PDJF will quality assess, repair, and expand existing safe water ... Read More

Employed and Thriving: Water Mission Empowers a Father in Peru

An important goal of each Water Mission project is to empower every member of the community we are serving, especially the fathers. “This job is a blessing from God,” said Hildebrando Ruiz Sosa, a father of four and a water treatment system operator for Water Mission in Nina Rumi, Peru. “My family and I are very thankful to God and everyone who supports Water Mission.” Hildebrando Ruiz Sosa serves his community of Nina Rumi, Peru, as the water system operator. Bringing safe water to a community requires extensive involvement from its residents to ensure the project provides a life-giving service well into the ... Read More

Clean, Clear, or Safe Water: How Can You Tell?

Hold up a bottle of clear water to a light, and ask those around you, “Is this water safe to drink?” They will likely say, “Yes.” Conswello Chavez, a mother of three in La Concordia, Mexico, thought the same, but then her oldest son became sick a few years ago. She began suspecting that their “clean” water wasn’t actually safe to drink. She used to purchase supposedly purified bottled water from a local vendor. “I decided to check the bottle of water and realized that it had a bad smell,” she said. Conswello outside of her store with her mother and son Two weeks ... Read More

Gender Gap: Mothers, Daughters Impacted Most by the Global Water Crisis

Alice Kabula and her family
Alice Kabula and her family

For Alice Kabula, a farmer and seamstress in Kiringa, Uganda, to be clothed with strength means having a body healthy enough to care for her 13 children. For her, living with dignity means having the means to provide her children with food, shelter, education, and safe water. At Water Mission, we believe that the Lord desires for mothers everywhere to have all that they need for the significant and sacrificial work they’re called to do. And we pray that the Lord will continue working through us to fulfill this desire. Motherhood is no easy task, especially for someone ... Read More

World Health Day: How Safe Water Transforms a Community

Nina Rumi, Peru
Nina Rumi, Peru

“The children were always sick,” Hildebrado Ruiz Sosa told us about his community in Nina Rumi, Peru. “We consumed water from the rivers and wells, and it wasn’t a healthy life for us. Sometimes the children were infected with parasites, and they always had stomach aches. We suffered a lot from many illnesses.” Sadly, this is something we hear over and over in the communities we serve. While dirty water can be time-consuming to collect and hinder the growth of a village in a variety of ways, its most devastating impact is on the health of community members. Today, waterborne illnesses remain ... Read More

A Spirit of Entrepreneurship: Going Above & Beyond in Haiti

Lafiteau, Haiti
Lafiteau, Haiti

The community of Lafiteau, Haiti, was not always an entrepreneurial success story. When Water Mission first commissioned a safe water project serving more than 7,000 people in Lafiteau four years ago, the group of community leaders who form the town’s safe water committee needed some time to figure things out. Transitioning the management of a newly implemented system to the safe water committee is an essential part of every project — but it doesn’t happen overnight. Safe water committee in Duclas, Haiti: a community a few hours down the coast from Lafiteau Our staff provides training on operations, financial management, and hygiene promotion ... Read More