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Meeting Critical Needs after Cyclone Idai

“I was totally traumatized,” said Zainabu Lesitula, a mother whose home was destroyed by Cyclone Idai. “I lost everything. When the storm hit, I felt so scared.” Zainabu and her infant son were displaced when the cyclone tore through Malawi in March 2019. They had to live with thousands of other survivors in the Namicheni displacement camp. Initially, the only water available was from a local factory, which was trucked in inconsistently. The supply was insufficient and had yet to be tested for safety or quality. “The little drips of water were not enough. To get more, we had to walk a ... Read More

Employed and Thriving: Water Mission Empowers a Father in Peru

An important goal of each Water Mission project is to empower every member of the community we are serving, especially the fathers. “This job is a blessing from God,” said Hildebrando Ruiz Sosa, a father of four and a water treatment system operator for Water Mission in Nina Rumi, Peru. “My family and I are very thankful to God and everyone who supports Water Mission.” Hildebrando Ruiz Sosa serves his community of Nina Rumi, Peru, as the water system operator. Bringing safe water to a community requires extensive involvement from its residents to ensure the project provides a life-giving service well into the ... Read More

National Day of Prayer: Loving One Another

Water Mission Mexico
Water Mission Mexico

What a privilege and blessing it is to live in a country where we have the freedom to participate in a National Day of Prayer. Created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed by President Harry S. Truman, the National Day of Prayer is significant because it prompts us to remember how our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when making decisions. Each year, the first Thursday of May is set aside as a time to pray for our nation and to come humbly before God, seeking His guidance for ... Read More

Building Up the Local Church in Mexico

At the end of 2018, Water Mission’s staff in Mexico connected with ASELSI, a nonprofit organization based in Guatemala. In partnership with Water Mission, ASELSI provides basic theology training to new believers in communities we are serving with safe water projects. Our relationship with ASELSI has created opportunities for spiritual growth within the communities we serve, and birthed hope for the deeper work we wish to accomplish. At Water Mission, we aim to build up the local church as it pursues the call to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel. Our vision spans wider than water: We are working toward ... Read More

Julio’s Freedom to Dream

Nina Rumi, Peru
Nina Rumi, Peru

When Julio Zamora dreams of the future, he imagines a world of opportunity for his family and community. It’s a world where his three daughters can attend college and pursue careers, and where his rural village of Nina Rumi, Peru, can grow and become “more beautiful than it already is.” One of Julio’s three daughters Thanks to friends like you, those dreams are one step closer to being realized. Two years ago, Water Mission installed a safe water treatment solution for the 1,000 residents of Nina Rumi. We worked closely with Julio, the pastor of a local church, to support and engage the ... Read More

The High Cost of Dirty Water: Rachel’s Story

Rachel draws safe water from Mkinga's tap
Rachel draws safe water from Mkinga's tap

Water is a basic human need. But for 30-year-old Rachel Poul, it was an expensive one. In the rural community of Mkinga, Tanzania, Rachel had just two options to get water for her family: She could walk at least two miles to collect water that was obviously dirty and then boil it at home, or she could buy pricey water from a water truck. She tried both. But even when she bought the water, with hopes of protecting her family from miserable waterborne diseases, they still got sick. The expensive water was clear — but contaminated. So, Rachel combined her options. She bought ... Read More