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Clean Water and Safe Latrines: Bringing Hope to Ethiopia One Healthy Home at a Time

In some rural parts of Ethiopia, water-borne illnesses still affect the vast majority of the population. When Lifewater’s program in West Arsi began, an astonishing 97% of the population did…

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His Life Was Changed by School Hygiene Training

School hygiene, sanitation and water access have a significant impact on student’s success. In Ethiopia, 3 out of 4 girls won’t finish primary school. One of the biggest reasons is…

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Christian Water Ministry Leads to 100+ Baptisms in Uganda

As a Christian water ministry, Lifewater staff and community volunteers spend weeks, months, even years with families in their homes to help them learn healthy habits. Working side by side,…

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Mayuge, Uganda Water Survey Results

The first work we do in every community is a baseline survey, gathering data and stories from families, students, and teachers. Our baseline report provides detailed analysis of current WASH…

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How Safe Water Reduces Poverty in Ethiopia

Poverty in Ethiopia can be reduced when students receive an education. Lack of clean water and sanitation (clean bathrooms), particularly in rural parts of Ethiopia, are a significant roadblock for…

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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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