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Since 1977, you have helped serve over 2.5 million vulnerable children and families in over 40 countries with life-saving clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. There is still work to do!

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See the impact your gifts are having in real-time. View actual “before and after” photos and data from the field.

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Sponsor a Village Water Project

Provide an entire village of 300 people with a clean water source and the hygiene and sanitation training to be healthy and thrive.

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Learn about Lifewater’s Approach

Everyone has a role to play in building a healthy village. See how it all fits together.

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Celebrating the life of our Founder, William A. Ashe

It is with a mix of deep sadness and great joy that we announce the passing of Lifewater International’s Founder William A. Ashe (“Bill”) on 06 December 2016.

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Stories, updates, and more from Lifewater

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Young entrepreneur brings health to school and community

Health and Wealth: A boy uses WASH to create both Last year, eleven-year-old Gideon’s family and neighbors in Bukunya struggled with frequent illnesses. He would miss school or his mother…

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“No matter how much food and health care is given to aid the poor in developing countries, it is simply a band-aid if they still drink contaminated water…. Lifewater International offers continual hope and health.”

Ted Yamamori

Former President,
Food for the Hungry

“For over 40 years, Lifewater has been investing in local solutions through African leadership and enabling high quality WASH programming combined with African innovation; this results in impact and sustainability that will far outlast our presence there.”

Jena Nardella

Blood:Water Mission

“Stuff isn’t enough and Lifewater gets that. Development is more than hardware – the wells and latrines. It is the whole process of relationships, accompaniment and education. It is walking together, and Lifewater truly walks with the poor.”

Bryant Myers, PhD

Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, Author of Walking with the Poor