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The Key is Transformation

North Sumatra, Indonesia
North Sumatra, Indonesia

Kevin Herr, Director of Church Partnerships, shares about his time visiting several safe water projects in Indonesia alongside Water Mission church partners. Our team of church leaders from the U.S. had finally reached the top of the hill housing the rural community of Huta Ginjang, located in North Sumatra, Indonesia. We had started our trek from the very bottom of the hill where the village’s only water source was located. For generations, this hike had been a daily reality for the community. “Moliarty,” exclaimed 78-year-old resident Ms. Siregar upon our arrival, thanking us in the local Batak language as she shook ... Read More

From Students to Students

Hope & Bright Future School, Soweto slum, Nairobi, Kenya
Hope & Bright Future School, Soweto slum, Nairobi, Kenya

In the densely populated Soweto slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya, more than 10,000 people live in an area one-fourth of the size of New York City’s Central Park (just 0.36 square miles). Water has always been scarce, and safe water even more so. Fights frequently break out at the community’s overcrowded water points, and diseases like diarrhea, malaria, and typhoid run rampant. “[Collecting water] takes up to three hours because I have to wait in the queue. Sometimes I give up along the way and go without water.” – resident of Soweto slum, 2017 Until recently, thirst and waterborne illness prevented students at ... Read More

Church Partnerships: Sharing the Hope of the World

A church in Northern Uganda's Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement
A church in Northern Uganda's Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement

One of the most impactful things we have the honor to do at Water Mission is partner with churches around the world to provide safe water and the Gospel message to millions of people. The longer I work with churches, the more I believe that truly, the Church is the hope of the world. Bible study at Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Northern Uganda Almost every time Water Mission installs a safe water treatment system, the local church plays a critical role in mobilizing the community. Frequently, it’s the local church that empowers people — often leading the charge to bring safe ... Read More

Walk for Water | Thank You Charleston

Girls carry buckets of water in Water Mission's Walk for Water.
Girls carry buckets of water in Water Mission's Walk for Water.

On Saturday, March 17, more than 4,000 people gathered at Riverfront Park in North Charleston to walk in solidarity with the 2.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to safe water. Participants walked from the park to Water Mission’s global headquarters and back again. With buckets in hand, they stopped midway to collect dirty water. Read More

10 Things to do to Prepare for the Walk for Water

Walk for Water
Walk for Water

The Charleston Walk for Water is only 16 days away! Here are the 10 things you need to do to make sure you’re ready. Register for the Walk. Mentally committed to go to the Walk for Water but forgot to make it official? It’s not too late! Register today at charlestonwalk.org, and make sure you’re on the list for March 17th. Raise funds and win JetBlue tickets. That’s right — we’re giving away JetBlue tickets this year! For every $100 you raise, you’ll be entered to ... Read More

Resolutions with a Purpose

Each new year is a fresh start, holding the promise of possibility, change, and hope. Many of us set resolutions, inspired by the chance to start over, hoping that 2018 will be the year that we finally accomplish that one particular goal. Resolutions are a great thing – an opportunity to learn and grow, to become more compassionate and to refocus our priorities on the things that matter most. But what if we could multiply the power of our resolutions this year? What if our personal goals could also create change for thousands of people around the world? Today and every day this ... Read More