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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…

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…

What does it mean to “treat” water? On the surface it seems simple: “Treated water” is that which has been made safe to drink through some form of processing. This is presumably desirable for human health and global development. Taking a closer look however, the term is quite ambiguous: Does treating water imply putting something into it,…

Healing Waters International is committed to helping end the Global Water Crisis by providing people with access to affordable, clean water. By knowing the facts behind the complex problem, you’re in a better position to rally alongside us in our efforts of helping make sure every human being has access to safe drinking water. An estimated…

Last week, I got to travel with an awesome group of people and visit our clean water projects in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. This was my first trip since joining the team at Healing Waters International so it meant I was actually interacting with our technology in the field for the first time. Here…

For the past few years, the University of Colorado has hosted a WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Symposium at their Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex in Boulder. They bring together global leaders from the WASH sector to discuss how we can learn from each other as we all work towards the same goals—improving sanitation practices…

When I have the opportunity to travel to the field, I get excited about seeing new installations and meeting with people who will receive safe water for the first time in their community. On my most recent trip, I was caught up in the anticipation as we set up for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the inauguration of…

Healing Waters is blessed to partner with Jibu, L3C, and their micro-enterprise model in bringing safe water solutions to thousands in Uganda and Rwanda.  Fifteen, high production, solar-powered systems have been shipped with nine more to follow.  We can’t wait to see what happens when the projects are mobilized in these African nations!

Ministering in the developing world, we frequently face challenges surrounding ownership and accountability for the projects we provide. As stewards of God’s resources, can we determine the level of “skin in the game” of a potential ministry partner? Not always. When we can, it’s a true blessing. Lluvias de Gracia Church sits in the heart of…