Working with you to end the global water
and sanitation crisis, one village at a time
LOVE LIKE JESUS
Serve vulnerable women, children, and families living in extreme poverty
CHOOSE A WATER PROJECT
Find a specific village that you can help and you’ll receive updates along the way
GIVE WITH CONFIDENCE
Lifewater is a top rated Christian nonprofit organization by Charity Navigator, Guidestar, and ECFA
BUILT TO LAST
Quality engineering, local ingenuity, and community buy-in keep the water flowing
Real People. Real Needs.
"I wish the problem of water would be solved so we can prevent disease.” - Itu
Village Water project
Bakitu, Ethiopia, Africa
GPS: 6.5715, 39.0981
$8,054 Raised of $10,050
Chan Pir Village
“Carrying water is heavy… I get pain in my arms.” - Grandmother Nhorng
Village Water project
Chan Pir, Cambodia, Southeast Asia
GPS: 13.5748, 104.2817
$4,995 Raised of $13,800
Trusted by more than 25,000 people
A top-rated Christian water charity.
“Lifewater International has taken the principles in When Helping Hurts and applied them to create a relational, long-term, asset-based, Christian clean water charity.”
– Dr. Brian Fikkert | Author, When Helping Hurts
“For over 40 years, Lifewater has been investing in local solutions…this results in impact and sustainability.”
– Jena Nardella | Founder, Blood:Water Mission
“Seeing the integration of faith and action isn’t always easy to find. However, Lifewater is doing this well. Their work is bringing about lasting change that will impact generations to come.”
– Billy Nolan | Director of Global Partnerships, Northpoint Church
“I have never seen a nonprofit that is so sustainable and is making such a big impact.”
– Skylar L., Donor
“Lifewater’s mission of providing clean water and healthy communities is evident in their work. We love supporting them.”
– Chris and Sarah M., Donors
“With happy hearts we give monthly to Lifewater and it’s one of the best decisions we have made.”
– Kevin and Ashley P., Donors
THE LIFEWATER WAY
Water today. Health tomorrow.
Hope for generations.
Lifewater engages the global Church to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the unreached. We empower local churches to seek out and serve the needs of the marginalized, loving others in word and deed.
Lifewater does more than build wells. By addressing water access, sanitation and hygiene practices (WASH) in homes and schools, waterborne diseases are virtually eliminated.
Our in-country teams are comprised of 100% local Christian staff to best serve villages. By working with local residents, systems, and structures, programs are more effective and sustainable.
Communities know the pride of ownership. Each village contributes 10-20% of the cost of the water project through labor, materials and/or capital. Lifewater sources only local materials for all water projects.
Lifewater uses real-time data and analytics from the field to provide the best service and most sustainable solutions. Our repair and maintenance program monitors all water sources to ensure they last for generations to come.
ABOUT LIFEWATER INTERNATIONAL
We won’t stop until every child has safe water.