8 Villages in Uganda Need Your Help. 2X Match Thru 6/30

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Your Church Can
Impact the World!

Give your congregation the ability to
engage in the global water crisis

Bring clean water, sanitation, and
gospel hope to unreachable places

Create lasting change for other churches,
families, and children in rural Africa and Asia

Rural Communities

The rural villages we serve are significant contributors to the success of a project. They know the pride of ownership: each village contributes 10-20% of the cost of their new water source through labor, materials, or capital. Then, a water committee made up of local leaders ensures community’s investment lasts for generations to come by monitoring use, collecting fees and managing repairs.

Read Shote and Gisho’s story here >

Shote and Gisho

Neighboring villages Shote and Gisho had no access roads. When they learned a road was required for Lifewater to construct a new water source, they built one with their own bare hands. Using pickaxes and shovels, they chipped away at the rocks and into the hillsides. And when the supplies arrived, they towed cement, sand, and stone to the construction site.

“God came to us and changed our victim and suffering through sending Lifewater to our community. It tremendously changed our lives from darkness and hopelessness to a hopeful and bright one.”

– Buja Bedha, Shote Village, Ethiopia

Rural Communities

The rural villages we serve are significant contributors to the success of a project. They know the pride of ownership: each village contributes 10-20% of the cost of their new water source through labor, materials, or capital. Then, a water committee made up of local leaders ensures community’s investment lasts for generations to come by monitoring use, collecting fees and managing repairs.

Read Shote and Gisho’s story here >

Shote and Gisho

Neighboring villages Shote and Gisho had no access roads. When they learned a road was required for Lifewater to construct a new water source, they built one with their own bare hands. Using pickaxes and shovels, they chipped away at the rocks and into the hillsides. And when the supplies arrived, they towed cement, sand, and stone to the construction site.

“God came to us and changed our victim and suffering through sending Lifewater to our community. It tremendously changed our lives from darkness and hopelessness to a hopeful and bright one.”

– Buja Bedha, Shote Village, Ethiopia

Vision of a Healthy Village

Everyone participates in a healthy village - moms, dads, teachers, kids, church leaders. But how does it all fit together?

Local Government

Officials are committed to the program and provide support for ongoing maintenance of water sources.

Handwashing Device

A device made from locally available materials that uses a small amount of water, with soap or ash attached.

Latrine

A clean and dignifying place to go to the bathroom, made from local materials that every family can afford.

Drying Rack

A clean place high off the ground to dry and disinfect dishes in the sun, away from animals and garbage.

Safe Water Storage and Use

Households store and use their water safely in clean and covered containers. This may include boiling and filtering drinking water.

School Latrine

A safe and clean place for students and teachers to go to the bathroom. School latrines encourage attendance, especially for girls.

School Health Clubs

In addition to safe water and latrines, local schools have WASH clubs that encourage students to practice healthy behaviors.

Health Promoters

Community members trained by Lifewater national staff to share health messages at each household.

Water Committee

A group of local leaders that maintains and manages the new water source. The committee saves water user fees for repairs.

Water Source

We provide a community with a safe water source that is managed and maintained by a local water committee.

Church

We walk alongside the local church to bring physical and spiritual healing and well-being to remote, unengaged communities.

School Water Source

A safe water source at the school so students can be healthy and learn.

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Vision of a Healthy Village

Everyone participates in a healthy village - moms, dads, teachers, kids, church leaders. But how does it all fit together?

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How It Works

Lifewater’s in-country staff work house-by-house, teaching healthy habits, bringing hope and transformation, and partnering with communities to provide safe water that lasts lifetimes.

Design Program for Region

Staff tailor the Vision of a Healthy Village program to address the unique needs of a region. Accounting for factors like water coverage, geographical challenges, and key cultural norms, they design a specific plan of action to best serve local families. Learn about

How We Choose Where We Work >

Design Program for Region

Staff tailor the Vision of a Healthy Village program to address the unique needs of a region. Accounting for factors like water coverage, geographical challenges, and key cultural norms, they design a specific plan of action to best serve local families. Learn about

How We Choose Where We Work >

3 Ways to Get Involved Today

1. Pick a Project

Read a the story of a family from a village who needs safe water and improved health. Learn their names, see their pictures, and witness their current water source. Choose which village you want to partner with time, you’ll be able to receive an update on how they’re doing following their new water source.

TRANSFORM A VILLAGE >

1. Pick a Project

Read a the story of a family from a village who needs safe water and improved health. Learn their names, see their pictures, and witness their current water source. Choose which village you want to partner with time, you’ll be able to receive an update on how they’re doing following their new water source.

TRANSFORM A VILLAGE >

1. Pick a Project

Read a the story of a family from a village who needs safe water and improved health. Learn their names, see their pictures, and witness their current water source. Choose which village you want to partner with time, you’ll be able to receive an update on how they’re doing following their new water source.

TRANSFORM A VILLAGE >