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ways to provide clean water

3.575 million people die every year as a direct result of diseases incurred from dirty and unsafe water, primarily diarrheal illnesses and diesease. Most of those who succumb to illnesses stemming from unsafe water are children under the age of five, translating to nearly 60 percent (2.2 million) of those who die. When calculated, that amounts…

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purified water prevent infectious illness

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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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…

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…

In a small, remote community in Guatemala, twelve-year-old Theresa lives among her relatives and neighbors in Barrio Nevago, an indigenous community. Barrio Nevago has historically had little interaction with the local church and an aversion to Christian beliefs. Instead of engaging with the church, the people here often practice rituals to the founder of their…

THIS JUST IN: CBS NEWS SAYS THAT UNSAFE DRINKING WATER POSES THE GREATEST AND MOST IMMEDIATE GLOBAL THREAT TO OUR ENVIRONMENT, NOT CLIMATE CHANGE.   Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says that unsafe drinking water — not climate change — poses the greatest and most immediate global threat to the environment. In his first…

Healing Waters International was never designed to be a disaster relief organization. Rather, we focus on long-term, sustainable solutions that transform life on several levels for communities. One of our core values is that we strive to serve 1,000 people for 10 years instead of 10,000 people for one year then fail. We believe that…

There are many definitions and renditions of love. Some would say it is an intense feeling of deep affection. One quote I found said, “love ISN’T when you hate saying goodbye. Love IS when you see “goodbye” as the possibility of saying “hello” all over again. Love DOESN’T cover their flaws, love DOES show their flaws for…

One of my favorite quotes ever is by the ever-hopeful and inspiring Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The quote goes, “When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” When I think about this…