Lidachele August | The Joy of Safe Water

Located in the hills just outside of Cap Haitien, Haiti, the community of Bois Savanne deals with a mountain of struggles threatening to overcome it. Continue Reading…

Summer 2015 Interns

This summer we were privileged to have some of the best college students working in our headquarters as interns! From aiding in research, to exploding chlorinators, to providing additional creativity and cheer around the office, this team was top notch. Meet them below. Continue Reading…

Thulodhading, Nepal - June 19, 2015

Thank God it happened on a Saturday.

Not that anyone wanted the April 2015 Nepal earthquake to happen at all, but when I hiked up to a school on a rocky outcrop in the mountain village of Thulodhading, about six hours by truck from Kathmandu, all I could think about was what would have happened had the earthquake hit when school was in session. Simply put, a huge number of children around Nepal would have died, including many of the 700 that attended class in what is now a massive pile of splintered wood and rock shard. Continue Reading…

Meet Willy Clotaire | Water Missions Haiti

Haitian society is a harsh and unforgiving world for handicapped people, as those with disabilities are routinely looked down upon, mocked, rejected and beaten. In a culture where people are separated from society for their infirmities, the options in life are severely limited. Most employers wouldn’t consider hiring a disabled person but for Julio Paula, it is an intentional life choice. Julio has served as the Country Director of Water Missions Haiti for the past five years, and in that time he has seen a string of employees come through the Water Missions gate. I sat down with him to get a better understanding of the thoughts behind his actions. “For them there is nothing. No one is going to give them a chance, so I thought I would.” Then he introduced me to Willy. Continue Reading…

Sharing the Water | Camels and Livestock drink water in Mt. Paka, Africa

Last year, Water Missions International implemented safe water for roughly 4,200 people living in the northwest region of Kenya. The Mt. Paka project took two years to complete, and in August the people rejoiced as safe water finally flowed into their lives.

Over the next few months, the Water Missions Kenya staff noticed a trend developing. The water meter readings showed that livestock were consuming 80 percent of the water used. For every 17,000 liters produced, livestock were using roughly 15,000. This caused a major issue, as a large majority of the water consumed wasn’t being accounted for financially. Continue Reading…

Water Missions + Renew World Outreach + In Touch Ministries partner together

The mountainous terrain and costal plains of Honduras are home to almost 8 million people with over half of the population living below the poverty line. In the face of poverty, many people are searching for hope. Continue Reading…

On the way to Khorla | Water Missions in Nepal

As the rain increased, so did the intensity of our search. We jogged from house to house through the small village of Arkhet, knocking on doors and asking if anyone had a tractor we could use. It was 10pm and a tractor was the only vehicle that could transport our water treatment system down the ravine and across the river to the helicopter landing zone where we would be met at sunrise the next morning. Continue Reading…

Devastation from earthquakes | Water Missions in Nepal

In the November 2014 issue of Forbes Magazine, Nepal was listed as one of “the 10 Coolest Places to Visit in 2015.” With eight of the world’s tallest peaks, including Mount Everest, the Earth’s highest mountain, Nepal is widely known for attracting mountain climbers, adventure seekers and ever golfers. The official Nepal tourism slogan, “Once Is Not Enough,” speaks to the fact that those who have had the opportunity to visit Nepal inevitably want to return.

This slogan holds true for Water Missions engineer Tim Darms and supporter Jordan Romero – two individuals with very different stories, but who are both determined to help ensure a healthy future for the Nepali people.

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View from Keura, Nepal | Nepal Earthquake

Written by Michael Steele, engineer in Nepal, with Tara Jones

We woke up at 3 A.M. On purpose.

We drove three hours down into the valley and were met by the people at the base of the mountain. The road to their community had been washed out by a recent landslide, which left a path of rock to climb by foot. Women and men grabbed our gear, tied it to their backs and began the trek up to the village. After three hours, we reached the community of Keura, where about 575 people lived. Continue Reading…

Pokhari girl drinks safe water | Nepal Earthquake

Over the weekend, our team in Nepal diligently worked to bring the people of Pokhari safe water after the devastating earthquake on April 25th. Photographer Bobby Neptune documents the difficult journey to see safe water flowing.

For hours, our truck undulated back and forth over the rough roads. There is a point where the bones in your body begin to creak and moan from the pain of the endless hiccupping from one pothole to the next. We were on our way to Pokhari, a small village south of Gorkha town in east central Nepal. Continue Reading…