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Peru Neighbors Serve Each Other During El Niño Flooding

People carry their belongings on their heads after intense flooding in Peru.
People carry their belongings on their heads after intense flooding in Peru.

In March 2017, storms created by the effects of El Niño dumped over 43 inches of rain on the heart of Peru. The coastal department of Piura, home to several Water Mission community projects, was the second most affected area. The unusually heavy rainfall destroyed more than 400,000 homes and claimed at least four lives in Piura. Water Mission’s project in Loma Negra, a community in Piura, was commissioned in September 2016. It provides nearly 2,600 people with access to safe water. Since last September, the Safe Water Committee (SWC) in Loma Negra has proactively sought to strengthen the success ... Read More

Healing Families, Loving Enemies: Mosul, Iraq

Tim works to implement a safe water solution Iraq.
Tim works to implement a safe water solution Iraq.

Over Christmas, Tim Darms, one of our Charleston engineers, traveled to Mosul, Iraq, with Samaritan’s Purse to implement a safe water treatment system to serve their mobile hospital. Safely back home, he took some time to write about his experience and the blessing of living out God’s calling to love both our friends and those who persecute us. Read More

My Time in Haiti | Responding to Hurricane Matthew

Water Mission Haiti responds to Hurricane Matthew.
Water Mission Haiti responds to Hurricane Matthew.

Craig Williams, Strategic Partners Manager and Emergency Response Coordinator for Water Mission, traveled to Haiti to help lead the post-Hurricane Matthew disaster response action plan. During his 2.5 weeks working in the devastated region, he took note of the most memorable, heart-wrenching, and triumphant moments that took place on his trip. Read More

The Refugee Crisis No One is Talking About

South Sudan refugees in Uganda | Water Mission
South Sudan refugees in Uganda | Water Mission

One million South Sudanese refugees have fled their country, with a massive wave forced to leave following the explosive violence of mid-July. While most news headlines today focus on Syrian refugees, a Wall Street Journal article posted on September 20th sheds light on the inhumane treatment of refugees and aid workers trying to bring peace and basic necessities to the ravaged region surrounding South Sudan. Read More

Hurricane Matthew: Moving with Urgency

Hurricane Matthew leaves devastation in Port Salut, Haiti | Water Mission
Hurricane Matthew leaves devastation in Port Salut, Haiti | Water Mission

On Tuesday, October 4th, Hurricane Matthew slammed into the southern part of Haiti, devastating the region. As the seas calmed down and the storm moved north, Water Mission Haiti immediately began coordinating with the Haitian government and UNICEF Haiti and assessing the damage in the hardest hit areas. Read More

Responding to Ecuador’s Earthquake

Water Mission engineer Bert Morrison with water equipment at Ecuador field hospital
Water Mission engineer Bert Morrison with water equipment at Ecuador field hospital

Senior Process Engineer Bert Morrison is responding to Ecuador’s earthquake with Samaritan’s Purse to provide safe water at hospitals affected by the recent disaster. With a water system installed at the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital in Chone, Morrison is training a local water system manager to keep the system running long-term.  Read More