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

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The girls at Nawaikoke Primary school in Uganda are ready to go back to school but there’s a problem. And it’s kind of embarrassing.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

One Village at a Time: Lifewater’s FY 2016 Annual Report

For nearly 40 years, Lifewater has served vulnerable children and families in distress with the most basic gift of safe water and sanitation. Here’s what we accomplished last year.

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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

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“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