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9 Things You Should Know About the Global Refugee Crisis

1. We are living through a global refugee crisis of historic proportions. To date, 68.5 million people have been displaced from their homes. The Syrian civil war has produced the largest refugee crisis of recent times. Conflicts in South Sudan, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.), the Central African Republic, Iraq, and Central America have forcibly displaced millions of people from their homes. Violence has displaced masses of men, women, and children to other regions, countries, or continents. Many have perished on their journey, never making it to safety. Those who make it to camps and settlements are plagued ... Read More

Clean, Clear, or Safe Water: How Can You Tell?

Hold up a bottle of clear water to a light, and ask those around you, “Is this water safe to drink?” They will likely say, “Yes.” Conswello Chavez, a mother of three in La Concordia, Mexico, thought the same, but then her oldest son became sick a few years ago. She began suspecting that their “clean” water wasn’t actually safe to drink. She used to purchase supposedly purified bottled water from a local vendor. “I decided to check the bottle of water and realized that it had a bad smell,” she said. Conswello outside of her store with her mother and son Two weeks ... Read More

How Risky Is It to Bring Safe Water to Indonesia?

Want to know what it’s like to bring safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to a country made up of thousands of islands in the Ring of Fire? We’ve interviewed Surya Sentosa Surbakti, operations manager at Water Mission Indonesia, about his work in the archipelago nation. Read along and learn how you can support him and the rest of our Indonesia team! Water Mission staff member conversing with a resident of Sinbongkare Our Indonesia Program Water Mission began work in Indonesia in 2005 in response to the devastating tsunami that struck in December 2004. Since then, Water Mission’s local staff have been assessing the ... Read More

Gender Gap: Mothers, Daughters Impacted Most by the Global Water Crisis

Alice Kabula and her family
Alice Kabula and her family

For Alice Kabula, a farmer and seamstress in Kiringa, Uganda, to be clothed with strength means having a body healthy enough to care for her 13 children. For her, living with dignity means having the means to provide her children with food, shelter, education, and safe water. At Water Mission, we believe that the Lord desires for mothers everywhere to have all that they need for the significant and sacrificial work they’re called to do. And we pray that the Lord will continue working through us to fulfill this desire. Motherhood is no easy task, especially for someone ... Read More

World Health Day: How Safe Water Transforms a Community

Nina Rumi, Peru
Nina Rumi, Peru

“The children were always sick,” Hildebrado Ruiz Sosa told us about his community in Nina Rumi, Peru. “We consumed water from the rivers and wells, and it wasn’t a healthy life for us. Sometimes the children were infected with parasites, and they always had stomach aches. We suffered a lot from many illnesses.” Sadly, this is something we hear over and over in the communities we serve. While dirty water can be time-consuming to collect and hinder the growth of a village in a variety of ways, its most devastating impact is on the health of community members. Today, waterborne illnesses remain ... Read More

Scaling Up for Greater Impact

Water Mission's booth at SIWI World Water Week.
Water Mission's booth at SIWI World Water Week.

Water Mission is poised to be a catalyst for change in the water sector. We are now recognized globally for our expertise in solar-powered water pumping, remote monitoring, water treatment standards, pricing models, and community development. We’ve come a long way from our grassroots beginnings – what began with Dr. George and Molly Greene following the Lord’s call to start an engineering ministry has now served more than 3.6 million people worldwide with safe water solutions. “[As we] continue raising standards, increasing the sustainability and quality of our project construction and design, we can’t operate in a vacuum in Charleston,” Executive Vice ... Read More