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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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Improving Sanitation In Ethiopia: How Five Communities Became Healthy Villages

Sanitation in Ethiopia has a big impact on health. Five communities where Lifewater works have improved sanitation and been certified as Healthy Villages.

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Raising Awareness for National Sanitation Day in Cambodia

Every November, Cambodia celebrates National Sanitation Day to promote improved sanitation for all people. Lifewater in Cambodia joined in the celebrations with more than 200 people, gathered at Rohal Primary…

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Community Led Total Sanitation

Triggering behavior change one person at a time **There‚Äôs a word in this story that you might not use regularly at your dinner table. Still, it needs to be shared…

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Global Handwashing Day

Really? A day to celebrate handwashing? Have the Day-namers gone too far?   Not in this case. Not if you know that handwashing can save the lives of millions of…

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How The Most Cost-Effective Charities Help the Rural Poor

When it comes to giving, we want our investment to make a difference. But how do you find the most cost-effective charities? And what exactly makes a charity cost effective?…

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World Water Day 2016: Safe Water and Sanitation for All

It’s World Water Day 2016–thanks for making a difference. Understanding the importance of clean water for development is what drives change.

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: How Small Changes Make a Big Difference

Providing access to safe water, building adequate sanitation facilities, and introducing effective hygiene behaviors are essential to reducing the burden of disease worldwide.

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Handwashing and Neonatal Health

Every year on October 15th, we join with millions of people around the world to recognize Global Handwashing Day.   The day is bittersweet for those of us involved in…

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UN Approves Goal to Achieve Universal Water and Sanitation by 2030

Sustainable Development Goals provide framework for global cooperation for the next 15 years.   On Friday, September 25th, 193 member states of the United Nations agreed to a set of…

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