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world water day

This year’s World Water Day will be unlike any other we’ve ever experienced. The Coronavirus—also known as COVID-19—is spreading at an alarming rate. Safe water plus health & hygiene is more important than ever to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus and flatten the curve.  Each year we partner with 1040.com to provide safe water plus…

Running with a passion is an incredible thing, but for Eric Gudde, he’s also running on a mission. Gudde is committing his 40th birthday to a 40-mile, safe water run to raise awareness and funds for safe water through Healing Waters International. Gudde teaches technology, graphic design, and more at Frontenac High School in Frontenac, Kansas.…

Over the past few months, we have shared the stories of many individuals whose lives have been transformed through safe water. We called this “One story at a time” because each person’s story is so valuable. I recently heard the story of Clara, from a desolate, impoverished community in one of the most rural parts of…

“Before the [Health & Hygiene] program, my family did not know about the bacteria in the water. We drank from the available faucets because the water looked clean. We didn’t know it was unsafe.” In the rural community of Punta de Palma, Guatemala near the Caribbean coast lives two women named Delmi and Paulina. Delmi and…

simple act of kindness ; man carrying water

The name “Healing Waters” came from the very first project we ever did in the community of La Victoria, Dominican Republic in 2002. Our founders partnered with the local protestant church to provide a tangible tool of safe water to meet the physical and spiritual needs of their community. How a Simple Act of Kindness Changed…

We want to share with you a reflection from Walter Nonemaker, Director of Field Operations and Lead Engineer, on his last 9 years working with Healing Waters. Walter started his work as the Maintenance and Technology Manager at our field office in Guatemala and then become our Country Operations Manager. He reflects on his experiences…

In the community of Chiapas Solidario, a woman named Lesbia became a teacher in Healing Waters’ Health and Hygiene Program for children in the community. After she began teaching classes at the local church, she soon realized that many of the children were not attending. Lesbia decided to take the program into the community, going…

Jennifer Wyffels a teacher of 12 years at Geneso High School, started teaching about the global water crisis four years ago in her Spanish 3 and 4 classes. Her goal was not only to teach a new language but through the readings of the assigned textbook she decided to make her students aware of the…