FOSTERING COMMUNITY POTENTIAL
1,417 Jobs Created
community gifts and talents for ongoing economic development
When community health is improved, general productivity and economic activity are boosted. An investment in clean water gives households health, which means they can save money on medical fees, start or grow businesses, and send their children back to school.
Investing in clean water stirs economic development, increases community incomes, and creates more jobs.
Employment Impact in Real Time
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 to grow their businesses and skills.
100% Local Christian Staff
We recruit qualified Christian staff who have a heart for rural communities. This includes health promoters, country directors, and more. They’re our on-the-ground team, supported by headquarters in the U.S., to ensure communities are served in the best possible ways.
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 $4.30 return in economic productivity.
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.
Women 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
Empowering Local People
Investing in the development of high-potential local leaders
Fostering local talents and trades that move communities out of poverty
Creating community conversations to identify the greatest strengths and assets already available in communities
Sourcing materials and labor locally for all of our projects, whenever possible