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Serve vulnerable women, children, and families living in extreme poverty


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A top-rated Christian water charity.

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“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

“Lifewater blesses both the giver and receiver with the gift of clean water. We are confident that their work will have life sustaining impact and be done well.”

– Cary A. Paine | President, The Stewardship Foundation

“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


Water Projects by Country

You can bring clean water and improved health to families living in extreme poverty.

Current Programs

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165 villages in Uganda are ready for your support.

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233 villages in Ethiopia are ready for your support.

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24 villages in Cambodia are ready for your support.

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Why Lifewater?

Lasting change means more than building a well. In partnership with local churches, Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

  • Biblical Worldview
  • WASH
  • Sustainability
  • Remote Locations
  • Impact Data
  • Appropriate Water Technology


Biblical World View

We see people and poverty in the context of God’s love and restoration.



Safe Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practices can help make clean water sustainable and nearly eliminate waterborne diseases.



We work on local and regional levels to create change that lasts.


Remote Locations

We serve in hard-to-reach places where families that are most vulnerable live.


Impact Data

We measure, analyze, and report results online to ensure our activities are making a lasting impact.


Appropriate Water Technology

We access appropriate, long-lasting solutions which utilize local ingenuity, readily available supplies, and materials that community leaders can access.