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Go Farther in 2017

A woman in Malawi walks for water.
A woman in Malawi walks for water.

Every year people make New Year’s resolutions to change their lives for the better. They make plans and promises, recruit accountability partners, and psych themselves up for the challenge of changing. Read More

Our 2016 Impact on the Global Water Shortage

Water Mission Co-Founder Molly Greene celebrates the new safe water solution in Enariboo, Kenya.
Water Mission Co-Founder Molly Greene celebrates the new safe water solution in Enariboo, Kenya.

Water Mission celebrated our 15th anniversary in 2016, one of many milestones achieved this year by trusting God’s will to work through our safe water charity. As I reflect on this past year – let alone the past 15! – my heart rejoices in the nearly 184,000 individuals who received access to clean, safe water in the last twelve months.  Read More

Serving 250K Refugees with Largest Solar Water Project

Aerial view of part of Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania
Aerial view of part of Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania

Water Mission and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (Grundfos Foundation) are teaming up to deliver safe water to 250,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees living in three camps in Western Tanzania. Being built in close coordination with the government of Tanzania and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the project will be the world’s largest solar-powered pumping solution ever built. Read More

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