The Lifewater Blog

Stories, updates, and more from Lifewater. Learn about the water crisis and what you can do to help.

Women and Water: Serkalem

Water helps women like Serkalem escape extreme poverty.   Serkalem smiles amidst her small, fenced plot of kale, beets, and onion adjacent to her small, tin-roofed house. Strapped to her…

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World Water Day

Each year, on March 22, we celebrate World Water Day and remember those who still do not have access to an adequate supply of safe water. Sponsored by the United…

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Wheels 4 Water Interview

I sat down (albeit virtually) with my good friend Justin Ahrens of Rule29 to learn more about his Wheels4Water campaign benefiting Lifewater’s work in Northern Uganda. You’re doing WHAT? Rule29…

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Women and Water: Tibka

Women bear a disproportional burden when there is no safe water, enduring physical danger and strain while fetching water over long distances, coping with chronic water-borne illness, missing school, and…

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Coming Together

It’s easy to fall into the mistake of seeing the individuals we help as only that – individuals. We sometimes miss the richness of their family, community, history, hopes, and…

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Nothing Alone

A 15-minute decrease in one-way walk time to water source is associated with a 41% average relative reduction in diarrhea prevalence, improved anthropometric indicators of child nutritional status, and a…

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The Worth of Water

A Rationale for Christian Water Development as Integral to Proclaiming the Gospel in a Thirsty World Lifewater International December 2010 Prepared by Leslie Hawthorne-Klingler    Introduction Those of us in…

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Impact Matters: Water is Growing Incomes

In Cambodia, Lifewater’s impact reaches far beyond water, health, and hygiene. Living in the United States where there is running water can make it easy to forget the privilege of abundant water…

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Impact Matters: Uganda // Agali Report

With clean water, communities in Northern Uganda gain admiration and appeal Lifewater works for deep and lasting impact. We measure the results of our work in both the short term…

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Water Sanitation and Hygiene: Improvements in Kenya

The Health of a School Improves with Proper Water Sanitation and Hygiene Education Mr. Joseph Mtesia, headmaster at Misiani Primary School greeted us as we walked toward the shade tree…

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