LOVE LIKE JESUS
Bring safe water to families in extreme poverty.
GIVE WITH CONFIDENCE
Lifewater is a top-rated Christian safe water organization.
CREATE LASTING CHANGE
Quality engineering, local ingenuity, and community buy-in keep safe water flowing.
CHOOSE A WATER PROJECT
Meet a real person impacted by the water crisis that you can help.
Celebrating 45 Years of
Safe Water and Health.
45 years ago on April 7, 1977, Bill Ashe started a small company called Lifewater International. Today, fueled by the same mission, we continue the global legacy of safe water, improved health, and lasting hope.
Real People. Real Transformation.
“Lifewater International has taken the principles in When Helping Hurts and applied them to create a relational, long-term, asset-based, Christian clean water charity.”
– Dr. Brian Fikkert | Author, When Helping Hurts
“For over 40 years, Lifewater has been investing in local solutions…this results in impact and sustainability.”
– Jena Nardella | Founder, Blood:Water Mission
“Seeing the integration of faith and action isn’t always easy to find. However, Lifewater is doing this well. Their work is bringing about lasting change that will impact generations to come.”
– Billy Nolan | Director of Global Partnerships, Northpoint Church
“I have never seen a nonprofit that is so sustainable and is making such a big impact.”
– Skylar L., Donor
“Lifewater’s mission of providing clean water and healthy communities is evident in their work. We love supporting them.”
– Chris and Sarah M., Donors
“With happy hearts we give monthly to Lifewater and it’s one of the best decisions we have made.”
– Kevin and Ashley P., Donors
Become a monthly giver.
Overflow is Lifewater’s monthly giving club. They are the change makers and they are the hands and feet of Jesus in the world’s remote corners. Together, they’re making sure every child has safe water.
THE LIFEWATER WAY
Water today. Health tomorrow.
Hope for generations.
Every two minutes, a child dies from a preventable waterborne disease. More than 771 million people live without access to safe water.
Lifewater engages the global Church to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the unreached. We empower local churches to seek out and serve the needs of the marginalized, loving others in word and deed.
Lifewater does more than build wells. By addressing water, sanitation and hygiene practices (WASH) in homes and schools, waterborne diseases are virtually eliminated.
Our in-country teams are comprised of 100% local Christian staff to best serve villages. By working with local residents, systems, and structures, programs are more effective and sustainable.
Communities know the pride of ownership. Each village contributes 10-20% of the cost of the water project through labor, materials and/or capital. Lifewater sources only local materials for all clean water projects.
Lifewater uses real-time data and analytics from the field to provide the best service and most sustainable solutions. Our repair and maintenance program monitors all clean water sources to ensure they last for generations to come.