Our Values

What guides our work

As an organization that loves and follows Jesus, we are called to love and serve our world’s most vulnerable children and families through work that empowers and improves the quality of their daily lives.



We are Christians committed to ending the global water and sanitation crisis.


Thousands equipped, millions served, and a movement of transformed people serving together to end the global water and sanitation crisis.


Lifewater has adopted The Lausanne Covenant as its Statement of Faith.

Core Values

As you spend some time with us, you’ll see these values promoted and demonstrated. They help us remember the who, why, and how of our work.


We delight in the grace, mercy, and saving sacrifice of Jesus Christ “in whom we live, move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28). We seek to follow him by entering into his redemption story that is already at work in the places and among the people that we are privileged to serve.


We affirm the original calling given to our Founder, William A. Ashe, who believed that every underserved child and family should have the opportunity to drink safe water and to live free of water-borne diseases, and that anything less is a grave injustice.


We approach large, global problems with locally appropriate solutions in leadership, ownership, and technology to produce a lasting impact. We appreciate data and continuously analyze it to improve our activities.

Entrepreneurial Servant Leaders

We work together to build a lean and nimble organization that operates in humility, with mutual respect for our colleagues and stakeholders. Seeking to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, we look for creative, collaborative, and cost-efficient ways to undertake our work.

Taking a Long View

We recognize that lasting and transformational change takes time and often requires a reframing of one’s worldview. We are patient yet persistent in our expectations, actions, and strategies, understanding that the most significant changes in a community come from within.



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