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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

Zach and Kristin Duke, MLB Players Uncork for a Clean Water Cause

For Water Mission supporters Zach and Kristin Duke, raising much-needed awareness of the global water crisis starts with those closest to them. On June 30, the couple — joined by several of Zach’s Cincinnati Reds teammates and their spouses — hosted an evening on the rooftop of the historic Phelps Hotel in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Zach and Kristin were joined by an intimate group of fans and friends to dine, mingle, and bid on memorabilia items to support Water Mission. Cincinnati Reds players and fans gather for the Uncork for a Cause event Guests enjoyed a special menu and an auction ... Read More

How to Make Clean, Safe Water Last: Poul Due Jensen Foundation and Water Mission Partner for Long-Term Change in Kenya

Water Mission’s values of love, excellence, and integrity are made evident in the two main aspects of what we do: engineering and community empowerment. We believe that these two aspects work in tandem. Together, they build safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions that produce long-term change — the kind of change that we aim for in our continued partnership with the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (PDJF). The Water Mission Kenya team greets a community member at a commissioning celebration in Segera Through the Kenya 23 Next Level initiative, Water Mission and PDJF will quality assess, repair, and expand existing safe water ... Read More

First on the Ground: Collaborating to Serve in Disaster Areas

When Craig Williams, the disaster response coordinator for Water Mission, gets ready to travel to the heart of a devastating crisis, he considers not only what might be necessary to bring safe water to people affected by disasters but also how to best collaborate with other organizations engaged in this work. Craig says he “makes new best friends” before he gets off the plane, as the other passengers often represent humanitarian organizations. He knows how crucial it is to make these connections — everyone is a possible strategic partner, especially in a crisis situation. Craig secures storage for our equipment in ... Read More