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Walk for Water | Thank You Charleston

Girls carry buckets of water in Water Mission's Walk for Water.
Girls carry buckets of water in Water Mission's Walk for Water.

On Saturday, March 17, more than 4,000 people gathered at Riverfront Park in North Charleston to walk in solidarity with the 2.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to safe water. Participants walked from the park to Water Mission’s global headquarters and back again. With buckets in hand, they stopped midway to collect dirty water. Read More

A New Life | Refuge in Uganda

When war came to Dada Angelo’s community in South Sudan, he and his family were forced to flee. After being separated from his wife and children in the chaos of leaving home, Dada Angelo urgently searched for them upon arriving at Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Two months later, while driving through the settlement, he came to a sudden stop. There before him was his wife. “When I was separated from her, I could not rest. I was supposed to be taking care of her. When I finally saw her, I rushed to her and felt so good.” – Dada Angelo Reunited ... Read More

Puerto Rico | Powerful Solutions

Water Mission staff participate in training led by Grundfos.
Water Mission staff participate in training led by Grundfos.

Since Hurricane Maria hit in September 2017, the people of Puerto Rico have been working diligently to recover. In San Juan, it is hard to tell a hurricane even hit the island. Yet all it takes is a harrowing two-hour drive into the countryside to realize that everything is not back to normal. Water Mission mobilized shortly after the storm hit, and initial assessments uncovered a unique need. With electricity knocked out for most of the island, there were hundreds of rural communities with intact water systems that were inoperable because there was no power available. Power is a part of ... Read More

10 Things to do to Prepare for the Walk for Water

Walk for Water
Walk for Water

The Charleston Walk for Water is only 16 days away! Here are the 10 things you need to do to make sure you’re ready. Register for the Walk. Mentally committed to go to the Walk for Water but forgot to make it official? It’s not too late! Register today at charlestonwalk.org, and make sure you’re on the list for March 17th. Raise funds and win JetBlue tickets. That’s right — we’re giving away JetBlue tickets this year! For every $100 you raise, you’ll be entered to ... Read More

Water Quality Testing: It’s Not Rocket Science!

Children draw safe water from their community's tap in Malawi.
Children draw safe water from their community's tap in Malawi.

  We have previously written that Water Mission strongly supports the global shift of focus to “safely-managed” drinking water services. We believe all people deserve access to water that does not pose a risk to their health over a lifetime of use. From our founding, we have stressed the importance of ensuring that the water we supply is not only accessible, but safe. Of course, the only way to ensure that water is safe is to test it, even if it comes from a source that is assumed to be protected from outside contamination. Our experience ... Read More

More than a Job

Water Mission Tanzania
Water Mission Tanzania

We’re grateful to work alongside an incredible body of international staff. In each of our ten country programs, our staff’s skills, expertise, and deep understanding of the cultures in which they work are indispensable. More than anything, though, we are inspired by their compassion for others and powerful faith in God. Water Mission Tanzania It is often through sharing praises and prayer requests that we hear stories of how our staff go above and beyond their job descriptions, giving generously and humbly of themselves in order to improve the lives of those around them. For all of us, working at Water Mission ... Read More