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…

Scotty Parker | A boy and his bike

Peter Conway (below left), known for biking across America, recently traveled to Honduras with Scotty Parker (above), the Parker family and Water Missions International’s staff to visit the communities Scotty’s “Ride for Water” bike campaign supported. One year ago, Scotty rode across South Carolina on his bike to raise awareness for those without safe water. His fundraising goal was $25,000, and he raised $69,000, enough to provide safe water for two communities in Honduras and a community in Africa. Conway wrote this guest post telling the story of their trip and the impact safe water has had on the communities. Continue Reading…

Ayilo Settlement Camp

When violence broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, tens of thousands of people fled into neighboring Uganda for safety. They are now housed in various settlements around Adjumani, approximately 440 kilometers north of Kampala, near the border with South Sudan. Continue Reading…

Malawi Floods Displacement Camp

I settle in at my desk, sip my steaming coffee and fire up the computer. Signing into my emails, I scroll through until I notice one from a partner in the field, Ina. She’s been in Malawi for a few days, amidst the disaster left behind after severe flooding, and sounds cheerful. Continue Reading…

Walk for Water volunteers set up bucket wallOn Saturday morning, Water Missions International hosted the 9th Annual Charleston Walk for Water at Brittlebank Park. Ryan Belk, a local photographer, took over our Instagram account for the day. We asked him to share about his experience at the walk. Read on as he recounts the day through his photography.

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Why We Walk | Charleston Walk for Water 2015

In some of the areas where we work, we’ve found that women and children spend 2-3 hours walking to collect water every day. In most cases, the water source is between one to four miles from their home. To make matters worse, the water they collect is often not safe for drinking. Continue Reading…

People find shelter in displacement camps after Malawi flooding

As the waters recede and confine themselves once again to their natural home, the 336,000 people displaced in the southern region of Malawi face a challenging future. Severe rains hit Malawi early January covering most of the southern region and destroying the livelihood of 116,000 households. People fled their homes in an attempt to escape the floods. Many grabbed belongings and any food they could find, packed it into canoes, and started the long journey to safer ground. Those displaced are in for a six to eight month stay in displacement camps waiting for the unknown. With memories of severe flooding, panic, and fear, the call to just sit and wait is a tough one.

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