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Can Purified Water Prevent Infectious Illnesses?

Everyone in the world deserves to live without being exposed to water-borne illnesses, which can lead to unnecessary suffering and premature death. Yet, every ten seconds, a person dies from preventable diseases caused by unsafe water. Every year 3.575 million people die from complications of diseases related to dirty, unsafe water, primarily diarrhea. Most of those…

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How to Implement Safe Water Solutions in a Community

In a culture that values health, we celebrate when we hit 10,000 steps on our fitness trackers. But imagine having no choice but to walk that distance each way to collect water for your family; water that is often contaminated and unsafe. Now envision you’re a pregnant woman, or a five-year-old child, and must make the…

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World Water Day: Flattening the Curve

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…

40FOR40: Teacher Dedicates Birthday to Safe Water Run

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.…

Healing Waters’ Annual Mission Day

Each year in early February, we gather together as an organization to review and recommit ourselves to the mission of Healing Waters International. We do this to keep our mission current, clear and compelling to each of us in our daily work and to insure that we are all unified in our pursuit of the…

One story at a time…

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…

“We didn’t know it was unsafe…”

“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…

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Simple Act of Kindness

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…

Reflection from our Director of Field Operations & Lead Engineer

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…