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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

Water Builds Health For Moms in Malawi

Safe water builds health for mothers and newborns in Malawi.
Safe water builds health for mothers and newborns in Malawi.

Mchoka, located in the Salima region of Malawi, is home to approximately 8,500 people. On February 4, 2017, Water Mission commissioned a project in the community that provides access to safe water at the community health center and school. 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

Waiting in a Dry Land

Maasai Woman cares for livestock at her home in Enariboo, Kenya
Maasai Woman cares for livestock at her home in Enariboo, Kenya

The village of Enariboo, Kenya, is home to a Maasai community – traditionally nomadic hunter-gatherers who have settled down as agriculture became a staple form of income. With a long history of surviving in the midst of almost no material belongings, facing harsh environments and unique cultural practices like killing or living with wild lions, the Maasai are known for being warriors – strong, beautiful and loyal. Living in a Dry Land But the land they live on doesn’t match the people who live there. Enariboo lies 45 minutes from the nearest town by car. Driving the road to Enariboo leaves ... Read More

Bullying at the Borehole

Girl collects dirty water at hand pump.
Girl collects dirty water at hand pump.

When I woke up for my classes this morning, I brushed my teeth, took a hot shower, and made a cup of coffee as a “reward” for having spent the previous night studying for an exam. Even when classes are difficult, my morning routine is pretty easy. A few months ago, a young girl on the other side of the world woke up to get ready for her own classes. She began her daily routine by going to fetch water for her family from the borehole, although it would likely make them ill and weak. The queue at the borehole in ... Read More