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…

Pokhari, Nepal | Nepal Earthquake Devastation

It’s now been 20 days since the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the country of Nepal. Since then, our team has flown in, shipped dozens of water treatment systems over, endured more quakes, and traveled to communities with the most urgent needs. Continue Reading…

A mother and her sons.

Jennifer Lawson and her husband Doug are currently serving with Water Missions in Uganda. Jennifer is a mother to two young boys and was kind enough to be a guest writer for us this week as we celebrate mothers around the world for Mother’s Day. 

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Nepal Earthquake | View of the Himalayas

Craig Williams, Water Missions’ Logistics Director, is in Nepal following April 25th’s devastating earthquake. Senior Technician Tosa Surbakti and Project Engineer Tim Darms have joined him to begin assessing communities’ needs as they await Water Missions equipment in transit. Below is the most recent communications we have received from him.

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Craig Williams, Water Missions’ Logistics Director, has been on the ground in Nepal since Sunday. Late last night we received communication from him with an extended update on how the relief efforts are going. His story provides insight into what the life of a relief worker in the midst of disaster looks like.

 

After two full days on the ground our operations are now falling into place. Our partnerships are emerging and we have a sense of direction for where we will be responding. Continue Reading…