Quarterly Report Sheds Light on Impact of COVID-19

SAN LUIS OBISPO (July 6, 2020)—Lifewater, a leading Christian water charity focused on bringing clean water, hygiene, and sanitation to families living in extreme poverty, today announces its impact report for January-April of 2020.

The Impact Report includes country updates, key milestones, and a financial report to accompany a letter from Lifewater Chief Executive Officer David LeVan and Board Chair, Karen Tobin. In light of COVID-19, LeVan had encouragement to share with stakeholders.

“Like other nonprofits, Lifewater is facing challenges in this new reality,” he said. “Field work has been delayed and our teams are making difficult choices with reduced budgets…but amidst the challenges, there is good news!”

View organizational results here and download the impact report to see the full update.

Organizational Highlights

Active Participants

In 2020, COVID-19 delayed the launch of Lifewater programs in Tanzanian villages, resulting in fewer active participants than planned. Today, 147,696 people are currently involved in Lifewater’s Vision of a Healthy Village strategy for lasting safe water access.

COVID-19 Relief

In March of 2020, Lifewater began providing immediate relief to the communities impacted by COVID-19 in Lifewater’s countries of operation. By the end of April, staff provided the following:


About Lifewater International

Lifewater is a Christian clean water and community health organization. For more than 40 years, the organization has brought sustainable safe water, life-saving health practices, and the love of Jesus to families living in extreme poverty in remote, unreached parts of the world.

Backed by data, Lifewater’s Healthy Village model is field tested and proven to create lasting change. It involves everyone—from the mother in the village to the donors who make it all possible.

Choose a Village. Change a Life.