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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

Learning from Within: Latin America WASH Workshop

Latin America Regional WASH Workshop Participants | Water Mission
Latin America Regional WASH Workshop Participants | Water Mission

Every year, Water Mission unites several country programs together in a region of the world to share best practices, improve technology implementation, and learn key innovations from field staff. Facilitated by our headquarters Community Development team, the Latin America and Caribbean Regional WASH Workshop is based on a key principle in Helping Without Hurting, that true growth in communities comes from using the skills, resources, and ideas that already exist amongst the people. Read More

My Time in Haiti | Responding to Hurricane Matthew

Water Mission Haiti responds to Hurricane Matthew.
Water Mission Haiti responds to Hurricane Matthew.

Craig Williams, Strategic Partners Manager and Emergency Response Coordinator for Water Mission, traveled to Haiti to help lead the post-Hurricane Matthew disaster response action plan. During his 2.5 weeks working in the devastated region, he took note of the most memorable, heart-wrenching, and triumphant moments that took place on his trip. Read More

The Refugee Crisis No One is Talking About

South Sudan refugees in Uganda | Water Mission
South Sudan refugees in Uganda | Water Mission

One million South Sudanese refugees have fled their country, with a massive wave forced to leave following the explosive violence of mid-July. While most news headlines today focus on Syrian refugees, a Wall Street Journal article posted on September 20th sheds light on the inhumane treatment of refugees and aid workers trying to bring peace and basic necessities to the ravaged region surrounding South Sudan. Read More

Running for Water: An Ultra-Marathoner’s Challenge

Nathan Dewey runs 140.6 mile "El Diablo" ultra-marathon to fundraise for Water Mission.
Nathan Dewey runs 140.6 mile "El Diablo" ultra-marathon to fundraise for Water Mission.

At Water Mission, it’s not unusual to hear about kids giving up their birthdays, schools hosting bake sales, or youth groups fundraising for communities around the world to have safe water. What always astounds our team is the lengths to which they’re willing to go. Nathan Dewey, a 34-year-old dad of two, was ready for a challenge. As an experienced long distance runner, Dewey had run nine ultra-marathons, but never one as long as Charleston’s 140.6 mile “El Diablo” race. Read More