Lifewater Launches New Website
Redesigned site allows visitors to track progress in real time.
Lifewater unveiled a new website the first week of August. The website allows visitors to directly engage with Lifewater’s work in communities as well as see results from the field in real time.
“The new website better recognizes the role and accomplishments of the people we serve,” said Justin Narducci, Lifewater’s President/CEO. “We want people to see the big picture of our WASH development work but also celebrate with each family that gets safe water, sanitation, and improved hygiene for the first time.”
The website features design that reflects Lifewater’s professionalism alongside passion for each vulnerable child and family whose lives are transformed by better health, dignity, and opportunities to flourish. Visitors can explore detailed reports from past programs as well as descriptions of current programs and an interactive map detailing the Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) strategy that is changing communities in Africa and Asia. With extensive resources detailing the challenges of the global water and sanitation crisis, visitors will use the website as a starting point for information.
One of the highlights of the new website is real-time reporting of certified Healthy Homes. A Healthy Home is trained and certified by Lifewater staff who visit regularly to help families adopt the inexpensive, behavior-based practices that can significantly improve health and prevent water-borne disease. Behaviors include storing water safely, using a latrine and handwashing station, and using a dish drying rack. Visitors can see the numbers of Healthy Homes reported for each region updated in real time.
In addition to seeing results from the field, visitors to the new website can easily find ways to engage in the work to bring safe water and sanitation to communities all over the world. Through Lifewater’s real-time data monitoring system, donors are able to fund an entire water project and receive photos of the water source they helped provide as well as photos of the previous water source the community was using.
“This website brings together the moving parts of a global movement to end water poverty in our generation, and we are working to do that with excellence and transparency,” continues Narducci. “The people we serve, and those helping them, deserve to be supported and celebrated like family.”
Lifewater released the new version August, with additional resources added over the coming weeks. Privacy, security, and accuracy continue to be paramount concerns, and current personalized fundraising pages for athletes and supporters will remain unaffected.
Lifewater International is a non-profit Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving vulnerable children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. With experience in more than 40 countries since 1977, Lifewater serves all people, focusing on contextually appropriate water sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) development. For more information, contact Christine Zurbach (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.lifewater.org. Lifewater International is based in San Luis Obispo, CA