Our Values

What guides our work

Our values guide and direct the work we do every day. We are a Christ-centered, child-focused and impact-oriented organization–we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus among our world’s most vulnerable. If your values align with ours, consider joining us in impacting the world for the Gospel.



We are Christians committed to ending the global water and sanitation crisis, one village at a time.


Safe water for every child. A healthy home for each family. The love of Christ for all.


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.

Christ Centered

We are compelled by the great commission (Matthew 28) to serve with great compassion (Matthew 25) in pursuit of the least, the lost, and the last. We practice integral mission through the demonstration and proclamation of the gospel in our program planning, communication, strategic partnerships, and community relationships.

Child Focused

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.

Impact Oriented

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.

Long Viewed

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.


Seeking to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, we look for creative, collaborative, and efficient ways to undertake our work. We invest staff time, talent, and money with the expectation of a multiplied return.

Servant Leaders

We work together to build a lean and nimble organization that operates in humility, with mutual respect for our colleagues, stakeholders, and the communities we serve. We shall be known by our love, not our position or status.

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