The Lifewater Blog

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Lifewater Extends Reach of New Program in Southern Ethiopia with Support of Anonymous Foundation

With the support of a generous anonymous donor, Lifewater International is expanding its service into new areas and people in southern Ethiopia, reaching thousands of people who currently suffer from…

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Under-nutrition in children and WASH

For children under the age of five, good nutrition and water-borne disease fight to the death.   A healthy diet plays a valuable role in our lives, providing the energy…

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WASHomeness

“WASH” does not sound very cool. It’s true. The industry-standard acronym for water access, sanitation, and hygiene, WASH, is not an easy concept to work with for designers, marketers, or…

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Spring Capping and Protection

In hilly or mountainous areas, water flows naturally from underground to the surface creating springs, which are used for drinking water around the world.

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Ain’t no party like a new well party

You may think of yourself as a person who knows how to celebrate. You can plan it down to the themed toothpicks, you can put out a spread like nobody’s…

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Menstruation is Normal

Several years ago I was walking through communities in Northern Uganda and found this slogan painted on the side of a school building The school was out of session, so…

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Pressing on, Together

Lifewater staff member Christine Zurbach reports on a recent training in Ethiopia “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your…

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Water Affects Everything

Before you go crying “hyperbole,” think about it. What would you do if you woke up tomorrow and your tap didn’t work? What if there was no water anywhere in…

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Bill Ashe

Many years ago, a small business owner named Bill Ashe felt called to help the poor with what he had – some time, some friends, and a skill. He took…

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Health is Coming

“Over there – a latrine.” “Yep, I see one there.” “That one looks great.” “They were creative with their walls.” “Wow – that one is fancy.” “Yes, let’s walk a…

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