What guides our work

We are Christians providing access to safe water, and improved sanitation and hygiene, one village at a time.

Safe water for every child

A healthy home for every family

The love of Christ for all

Core Values

Affirming the vision of our founder, William A. Ashe—Lifewater believes every child and family deserves access to safe water and seeks to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world’s most marginalized communities. We are compelled by the great commission (Matthew 28) to serve the least, the lost, and the last.


Christ Centered

We join His redemption story already at work among the people we serve.

Child Focused

We believe every child should have access to safe water.


We approach global problems with local solutions for a lasting impact.


We are inquisitive thinkers, eager to learn, explore, grow, and innovate.

Why Lifewater?

Faith in Action

We believe in serving the vulnerable in word and deed. That’s why, alongside our water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) work, we partner with local ministries to start bible studies, plant churches, distribute bibles, and more. Lifewater serves all people regardless of religion, listening first and walking alongside community members as neighbors.

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Remote Locations

We serve in hard-to-reach places where families are most vulnerable to waterborne illnesses. We pursue the least and the last.

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When combined, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices can nearly eliminate waterborne diseases and water-related deaths. Lifewater staff walking alongside community members to help them adopt these habits.

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Real change happens when communities actively participate. We work on local and regional levels to create change that lasts.

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Impact Assessment

We measure, analyze, and report results each week to ensure our activities are making a transformative impact. With constant assessment, we can pivot quickly when needed.

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Appropriate Safe Water Technology

We construct long-lasting safe water solutions that utilize local ingenuity, safe water needs, and supplies that community leaders can access.

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