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Dina’s Dream: The Power of Safe Water

Dina can attend school now thanks to safe water.
Dina can attend school now thanks to safe water.

Dina Damiton is a young teen whose life has been transformed. As a 13-year-old student at Mchenga School in southern Malawi, Dina has many dreams. She loves learning and hopes that one day she might become a teacher. For Dina and others in her community, the beginning of school is always an exciting and nerve-wracking time. School is important to the children in Mchenga because it is often the only way for them to create a brighter future. Read More

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

The Power of Water: A Father’s Story

Segundo and his family sit by their latrine.
Segundo and his family sit by their latrine.

Segundo Morcera and his family live in Nueva Reforma, Peru, a small village burrowed along the banks of the Yarina ravine, an offshoot of the Tapiche River. As a farmer, Segundo provides for his wife and four young children. Water is essential to his livelihood. Without sufficient rainwater, Segundo’s livestock and crops would deteriorate, and he would lose money needed to care for his family. Each day, he is up before dawn working his crops, trying to make ends meet. Read More

Safe Water for Hayani’s Family

A mother in Indonesia smiles after receiving safe water.
A mother in Indonesia smiles after receiving safe water.

Hayani, a 30-year-old mother of three young children, lives in the rural community of Terjun, Indonesia. For years, she woke up early to walk nearly three miles round trip every day to collect buckets of water for her household. In an effort to provide this basic necessity to her family, she was unknowingly giving them contaminated water that made them sick. Read More

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