Mothers around the globe dream of raising healthy children but trying to do so without access to safe water is challenging. Contaminated water sources cause water-related illnesses that take the lives of more than 800,000 people each year, with children under age five among the most vulnerable.
In Marumba, Tanzania, many mothers like Asella understand this struggle. Asella spent much of her life walking long distances to collect water, yet the only water available was unsafe. Her children were often too sick to go to school. As a parent also caring for her aging parents, it was hard for Asella to ... Read More
Women Leaving a Legacy of Clean, Safe Water
Water Mission is proud to celebrate the UN’s International Women’s Day, recognizing the achievements and contributions of women that make our world a better place.
The women who work with Water Mission’s safe water project in San Martin de Letira, Peru, embody what this day seeks to honor. Their leadership, collaboration, and community-building efforts help ensure their San Martin de Letira has access to clean, safe water. Through their example they are modeling how women can make a difference in the world.
Prior to 2013, the people of San Martin de Letira lacked access to ... Read More
There is much to celebrate as we start the new year. Over the past 12 months, your generosity enabled Water Mission to serve more than 1.5 million people with access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions.
Right now, safe water is transforming communities around the world.
For the residents of Loma Negra, Peru, life without safe water was the norm.
“Before, when we used to drink [unsafe] water, many people here got sick. The water had parasites,” Maria Yessica shared with us.
Maria Yessica and her neighbors struggled to keep their children healthy. The water was salty and contaminated, so people were often ... Read More
Pause for a moment and imagine that, instead of spending time with family during the holidays, you are left with an urgent choice. You must either flee your home to an unfamiliar place or keep your family in imminent danger.
This is the choice that refugees often face. Just as Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus were forced to flee to Egypt, parents around the world today must flee violence, disasters, and traumatic events. They often leave everything behind and escape carrying only their small children.
Few people know more about earthly sorrows than refugees. When refugees reach safety, they are often faced ... Read More
As Christmas nears, we celebrate the joy of our Savior’s birth. We also remember those around the world who await the life-changing joy of safe water and the Living Water message of Jesus Christ.
In Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania, our team has installed safe water solutions that have brought joy and health to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Maria and her one-year-old daughter Margaret are two such people.
Maria was born in the refugee camp over two decades ago after her parents fled Congo. Before Water Mission came, she used to spend four hours each day collecting water. Unfortunately, ... Read More
As Water Mission celebrates its 21st year as a nonprofit, we reflect on all those who use their time, talent, and treasure to serve communities worldwide.
As his team progressed on a safe water project in Lempira, Honduras, Jeison Nolasco received the news that his wife was going into labor. He dropped everything to be by her side.
“I directed the installation of the water pipes through video calls,” shared Jeison, a Water Mission project manager. “A few days later, we completed the system’s installation.”
Only family matters like this would pull Jeison away from his job providing clean, safe water and sharing ... Read More