Grace and Grit: Celebrating Water Mission’s #WomenHumanitarians on World Humanitarian Day

Grace and grit — these are two of a million things that our female staff in Charleston and abroad bring to the table every day. This year, on World Humanitarian Day, we join the United Nations and other organizations in celebrating the women that make our work possible — delivering clean, safe water and God’s love to people in need! What is World Humanitarian Day? In 2008, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated August 19 as World Humanitarian Day to honor workers who have risked or lost their lives in humanitarian service. The day calls us to recognize the suffering ... Read More

World Water Week 2019: Water Mission Presents Rural Safe Water Best Practices

A team of Water Mission’s in-house experts is headed to Sweden in late August for World Water Week, an annual conference hosted by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The six-day event will build on the UN’s World Water Day theme this year: Water for society – Including all. More than 2,600 participants from 350 organizations and 127 countries will gather to discuss groundbreaking research, best practices, and innovative policies from multiple perspectives and disciplines. This is Water Mission’s third year participating in World Water Week — check out some highlights from last year! Our team is looking forward to reconnecting with ... Read More

Lemonade Stand for Safe Water: A Summer Activity for a Cause

We truly are spoiled here in Charleston: beaches, creeks, waterparks, and the South Carolina Aquarium. How fun to be surrounded by water! This summer, as we venture out under sunny skies, we can encourage our kids to consider the value of this resource – and have a blast doing it, too! More than two billion people lack access to safe drinking water – that’s one-third of the world’s population. A girl collects unsafe water in a community in Kenya I recently shared this fact with my seven-year-old daughter by drawing a circle for a globe and shading a third of it with ... Read More

How Clean, Safe Water and Community Engagement Empower Students in Kenya

In Kitalale, Kenya, schools no longer pay for water to be delivered. Instead, school officials use the money to buy supplies and books for the students. With Water Mission safe water solutions at four schools in the community, students’ overall health has improved. Therefore they have been able to focus on their education. According to the United Nations, progress in education supports economic growth. But on average, 443 million school days are missed every year because of the global water crisis. When children have to walk to distant water sources or fall ill from drinking unsafe water, they are prevented ... Read More

From Engineering to Public Relations, Summer 2019 Interns Make an Impact

At Water Mission, our interns gain in-depth experience in providing safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions that serve communities around the world. This summer, we welcomed ten college students and recent graduates to our headquarters, and enjoyed the cheer and passion they brought to our team. From engineering and church partnerships to community development, writing, and public relations, our interns have made a huge impact on our work. Meet them below! Josh Burns Church Partnerships Intern Hometown: Eau Claire, WI School: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Major: Environmental Public Health Why did you want to intern with Water Mission? After college, I tried a job in sales and ... Read More

Words of Faith from Molly Greene | When the Worst Happens: Finding God’s Purpose Amidst the Pain

Originally published on December 21, 2013, in Living on Jesus Street, this story is offered again in memory of its author and our co-founder, chief stewardship officer, and chairman of the board, Molly F. Greene, to honor her passionate faith and life’s work.   It was the year that changed everything. Our family was so looking forward to celebrating Christmas in our new home on Coburg Creek in Charleston, S.C. Being sailors and loving the water, we had searched for a year for the perfect lot to have a deep water dock and to build. Although we were far from settled in, ... Read More