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The Right to Water

Today’s contributor, Mary Henneberry, is a master’s student at Brandeis University studying Sustainable International Development. She is currently taking a course on human rights and water, and we are so happy to have her share her knowledge and passion for this issue on our blog!  I came across the poem How Many, How Much from Shel Silverstein’s book,…

Same Mission, New Look

Over the last few months our team at Healing Waters has been updating our look and we are so excited to finally unveil one of the finishing touches: our new logo!  The creation of this logo was inspired by water table elevation maps. These maps use a line and a small upside down triangle to indicate the location of…

Based on a True Story

Let’s say you show up in Sierra Leone and meet Joseph, a hard-working kid who just graduated high school with high marks. He desperately wants to go to college, but his options are limited. There are no academic scholarships, no student loans. Right now he’s working for $1.50/day, if lucky saving $1/week, so if he…

World Water Day: Better Water, Better Jobs

Happy World Water day! Did you know that every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4 economic return? Or that the time spent gathering water around the world translates to $24 billion in lost economic benefits each year? Think about all of the industries that require safe water to run properly. Imagine not being able…

Ibrahim

If you have Arachnophobia—the kind where mentioning spiders may cause you to have a panic attack—you might want to skip this post. So my first night in Sierra Leone, I’m brushing my teeth with bottled water, getting ready for bed. I glance up on the wall and almost had a panic attack of my own. The biggest…

Resolutions Challenge: Drink More Water

I grew up in a church and always wanted more than just stories about God.  If He was real then I expected to see Him at work!  If we really believed the words we sang in the hymns then we should behave like it.  That’s who I am – looking for a real God and…

Resolutions Challenge: Supporting You

I have to be honest, when Kayla (our Director of Development & Marketing) brought the idea of our team making New Year’s resolutions and blogging about them I was less than thrilled. People who know me understand why – I have publicly poo-pooed (in a good-natured way) the idea of resolutions many times in past sermons…

Turn Your Resolutions Into Clean Water!

Happy New Year from the Healing Waters Team! At Healing Waters we love the start of a new year. Full of possibility and excitement, it gives us the opportunity to look ahead and dream big, which is exactly what we’ve done. And this year we’re pretty excited about our New Year’s resolutions… As an organization, our New…

Can entrepreneurship in Africa make clean water more accessible?

Our friends at Jibu were featured in an article on The Guardian‘s website about the work they are doing in Africa to create entrepreneurship opportunities that will make clean water much more affordable and accessible in Uganda, Rwanda and many other countries.  Jibu uses Healing Water’s as its sole provider of water filtration systems, using…