FOSTERING COMMUNITY POTENTIAL
Partnering with Businesses for a Better Future
Employing Local Artisans
The local “WASH Economy” constructs doors for bathrooms and crafts handwashing devices. Not only is this cost-effective, it benefits the economy—helping local craftsmen and women grow their businesses and develop needed skills.
100% Christian Staff
All our full-time staff members both at headquarters and internationally are believers committed to loving like Jesus.
Mobilizing Health Leaders
Our staff identify influencers in the community who are most receptive to health changes and compelled to reach their neighbors. Health improvements save families money, which means they can spend more on education and greater crop production.
Localizing Supply Chains
Lifewater sources construction materials from local supply chains so communities have access to materials should anything break on their water source. Not only is this a sustainable approach to safe water maintenance, it helps grow local businesses.
A Multiplied Return
When communities have clean water, they’re able to invest in their lives and the lives of their children, and everyone benefits. In fact, every $1 invested in safe water and sanitation yields a $5 to $28 USD return in increased economic activity and reduced health care costs.
A Thriving Workforce
When people invest in their futures, organic economic development takes place, and families continue to thrive long after our staff move to neighboring villages and schools. An investment in safe water creates opportunity that lasts for generations.
African Entrepreneurs Lead the Way
“The money [my husband and I] spent on water and treatments is what I saved to start the millet distribution business… this business has made it easier to educate my children.”
– TIBIWA ALAISA
Tibiwa Alaisa and a growing number of African entrepreneurs are making an incredible impact in the rural area of Mayuge, Uganda, selling goods and growing businesses every day.
In 2017, Tibiwa’s village adopted life-saving health practices and received safe water, so Tibiwa’s family stopped getting sick and started saving money.
Tibiwa began selling millet flour to her community. Soon, she opened a savings account and bought a plot of land to build a commercial building.
Tibiwa soon taught them how to start their own businesses. Now, Nangobi trades in groceries and Kantono sells hats. Another friend owns a salon and another sells retail items.