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New Water Project Beginning In Mayuge, Uganda

Join us as we begin a new water project to bring clean water, hygiene, and sanitation to more than 25,000 people in Mayuge, Uganda. More than half of the population…

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How a Village in Africa Solved Sanitation Issues with Healthy Homes

Sanitation issues deeply impact lives in Africa. In places like rural Uganda where Medi lives, only 17% of the population have access to improved sanitation. But people like Medi are…

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Safe Water Improves Education. Education Reduces Poverty.

Learn how one school in Ethiopia is experiencing firsthand how education reduces poverty, and how you can help other schools escape the cycle of poverty.

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Safe Water Gave Baby Robira a Future

Like all mothers, Ayantu wanted her baby to be healthy and happy. But lack of access to safe water made life difficult for Ayantu and her baby boy, Robira.

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How a Water Non Profit Organization is Changing Lives in Ethiopia

Together with Lifewater, families like Elemo and Medina’s find solutions that their whole community can participate in and own.

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How Community Hygiene Opened New Doors for Business

As people began to work toward Healthy Homes and better community hygiene, Robert saw an opportunity to use his skills to both provide for his family and help his community move toward better health together.

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Community Facilitators

These local heroes are good neighbors. Sometimes heroes look just like the person next door. Sometimes the hero is the person next door. Community Facilitators (CFs) in Ethiopia are people who have…

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One Thousand Healthy Homes

**As part of Lifewater’s Vision of a Health Village strategy for sustainable change, field staff work with families to certify Healthy Homes in remote villages that formerly lacked access to…

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Your Endeavors Will Not Be Frustrated

Leaders and families gather to celebrate WASH in Uganda.   Lifewater staff, families, teachers, government officials, and religious leaders gathered together yesterday to officially launch and celebrate the WASH program…

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Young African entrepreneur improves community health

Health and Wealth: Young African Entrepreneur Improves Community Health Last year, eleven-year-old African entrepreneur Gideon and his family and neighbors in Bukunya struggled with frequent illnesses. He would miss school or…

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