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Two MLB Pitchers Invest in Their Homeland

Jaime García, pro MLB pitcher, partners with Water Mission to provide safe water in Mexico.
Jaime García, pro MLB pitcher, partners with Water Mission to provide safe water in Mexico.

Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers, Jaime Garcia and Joakim Soria, have a lot in common. Though their teams compete against each other, the two share a deep bond as native-born sons of Mexico and committed Christians. Both are passionate about giving back to the people of Mexico by investing in water and sanitation projects that transform lives in the southern state of Chiapas. Jaime, a World Series champion with the Cardinals in 2011, now pitches for the New York Yankees. He grew up in Reynosa, Mexico, near the Texas border, and fully understands the challenges that come with drinking contaminated water. Read More

Faith Can Move Mountains

The community of Huta Ginjang, Indonesia prays with thanksgiving for the safe water treatment system.
The community of Huta Ginjang, Indonesia prays with thanksgiving for the safe water treatment system.

Huta Ginjang is a small Christian community located on a mountaintop near Lake Toba on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. For the 2,100 people living there, collecting water involves walking down a steep mountainside to fetch dirty water from an unprotected spring and then returning home with heavy buckets. For many years, the people have prayed that one day safe water would be more accessible and that they would be relieved of this daily burden. Read More

High Impact Volunteer Exceeds 3,000 Hours

Cathy Sadler began volunteering at Water Mission in November 2008 in the aftermath of a deadly cyclone in Myanmar. Born in Vicksburg, MS, and raised in Charleston, SC, Cathy says that the most remarkable change that she has seen at Water Mission in the past nine years is our staff growth – from 20 to 60 – in the headquarters office. Read More

Dina’s Dream: The Power of Safe Water

Dina can attend school now thanks to safe water.
Dina can attend school now thanks to safe water.

Dina Damiton is a young teen whose life has been transformed. As a 13-year-old student at Mchenga School in southern Malawi, Dina has many dreams. She loves learning and hopes that one day she might become a teacher. For Dina and others in her community, the beginning of school is always an exciting and nerve-wracking time. School is important to the children in Mchenga because it is often the only way for them to create a brighter future. Read More

Meet Our 2017 Summer Interns!

Water Mission summer interns pose for a photo.
Water Mission summer interns pose for a photo.

Water Mission values the hardworking, can-do attitude of everyone who walks through the door – including our interns! This summer, we had the privilege of welcoming nine incredible college students and graduates to our headquarters. Their talents are indispensable to the work we do in providing safe water to people around the world. Meet them below!  Read More

Peru Neighbors Serve Each Other During El Niño Flooding

People carry their belongings on their heads after intense flooding in Peru.
People carry their belongings on their heads after intense flooding in Peru.

In March 2017, storms created by the effects of El Niño dumped 43 inches of rain on Peru. The coastal department of Piura, home to several Water Mission community projects, was the second most impacted area with more than 400,000 homes destroyed by flooding. Water Mission’s safe water project in Loma Negra, a community in Piura, was commissioned in September 2016 and provides nearly 2,600 people with access to safe water. Like all Water Mission community development projects, the people in Loma Negra had established a Safe Water Committee (SWC) to oversee the system’s operation and finances, and support ongoing hygiene ... Read More