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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

Building Health and Community through Coffee

Terjun, Indonesia, safe water project
Terjun, Indonesia, safe water project

Safe water has transformed Alysyahbana’s life, and now he’s devoted to sharing the experience with others — starting with his community of Terjun, Indonesia. Alysyahbana and Jordan (of Water Mission Indonesia) As chairman of Terjun’s safe water committee, Alysyahbana oversees the water project and the promotion of healthy water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) behaviors such as handwashing. He also chooses to take his role even further by training committees from nearby communities in WASH promotion because he believes so deeply in its ability to change lives. Alysyahbana has been a member of the committee since Terjun’s project commissioning in early 2015, and this ... Read More

Empowering Small Business Owners: Strengthening Local Economies in Mexico

Raul and Reina
Raul and Reina

From evening until midnight, the smell of warm empanadas and fresh cilantro emanates from the home of Raul and Reina Lopez — a house that also holds one of the best restaurants in La Concordia, Mexico. Water Mission recently implemented a safe water and sanitation project that services La Concordia’s 1,800 residents, and the community is overjoyed. Throughout the project, our team watched recipients’ physical, spiritual, relational, and financial health strengthen, illustrating the holistic transformation that is the end goal of every Water Mission project. We were especially inspired by Raul and Reina, who told us about the life-changing impact of the ... Read More

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Female Change-Makers

Women in Malawi
Women in Malawi

Eleven-year-old Magdelena used to sacrifice school days to spend hours collecting water for her family in Mkinga, Tanzania. Magdelena (left) loves school more than anything but used to sacrifice class time to collect dirty water. Hortencia, a single mother of six, worked tirelessly to provide for her family in El Encanto, Mexico — but nothing she did could keep her children safe from waterborne illnesses. Hortencia and her family Their stories are the tragic reality of women and girls all over the world, who are disproportionally affected by the global water crisis. Women bear the primary responsibility for collecting water, cooking, ... Read More