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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…

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…

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…

Occasionally, you meet people who—without knowing it—completely change your perspective and help you reevaluate your purpose. This summer, I met someone who did that for me. Her name was Merce. She originated from Spain but moved to the Dominican Republic to make a difference there. Merce first visited the country at the ripe age of nineteen…

The first impression of meeting someone is so impactful. There are many ways that a person can come across, starting with their facial expressions and body language. Then, how they speak and act toward you and others. One of those memorable first impressions I have ever experienced was that of Padre Keiter, a community leader in…

I went on a trip to the Dominican Republic at the beginning of the summer as part of my internship. Overall, it was a fantastic experience, and I loved learning more about the heart and mission of Healing Waters International. As a bonus of the trip, we went out on a pier our last day in…

Let’s be honest: the world is a messy, crazy place full of unknowns, disappointment, and ultimately, extreme brokenness. Turning off the news, looking away from that discouraging headline, and turning a blind eye to other people’s brokenness are all ways we cope. We also seek distractions: Netflixing the day away, scrolling endlessly through Instagram, and…

My name is Joey Haas, and I’m the Graphic Design Intern for Healing Waters International for the summer! I’m headed into my senior year at the University of Miami in Florida as an Electronic Media major, which basically means I love journalism and design, especially when they are paired together in a creative and informative…