Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

The 10 Hour Power Shower

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011by Peter

Strangest fundraiser ever? We may never know… but Kevin Cline and friends sure got our attention with this one.  You simply have to watch!   You may be wondering… Was this a waste of water? Maybe.   But, here’s a stunner.  A 10 hour shower only uses about 1,500 gallons of water.  That’s less than […]


Carbon for Water? Now how does that work?

Thursday, May 26th, 2011by

Vestergaard Frandsen are a Swiss company involved in the research, development, manufacture and distribution of humanitarian products. They are the guys behind the Permanet mosquito net. On their website they talk of ‘profit for a purpose’. Right now, in Western Province, Kenya they are rolling out a water filtration program intended to cover 90% of […]


Young. Creative. Inspiring.

Monday, May 23rd, 2011by Peter

What do you think … is four-years-old too young to make a difference for someone living without reliable access to clean water?  If you think so, then we’d have to say … think again! Silver, who lives in Utah, is making a difference – one ‘facebadge’ at a time.  His Dad, Justin, tells us that […]


Delays In Sierra Leone Due to Severe Drought

Friday, May 13th, 2011by Peter

By now, you may be wondering… “What’s going on with the water project I funded in Sierra Leone?” It’s been a number of months since your donation was made.  And at that time, we let you know a project was soon to be getting underway in Sierra Leone.  As you may have noticed, some of […]


Helping Others Locally and Globally

Friday, May 6th, 2011by Peter

Spring 2011 is just beginning to take hold in many parts of the US, pushing cold and wet away, and bringing flowers and green grass.  With it, spring brings encouragement and hope of things new.  In the last week we’ve heard about two families that are bringing hope and encouragement, like spring, to more than […]


One Person’s Loss is Another’s Gain

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011by Peter

We got a great email a few weeks ago from Stephen Lasky, Vice President of Business Planning and Analysis at Sephora.  Stephen had undertaken a huge goal that would result in better health for himself and provide an inspiration to Sephora employees.  Being the ‘others’ minded person that Stephen is, he wanted to tie that […]


Sand dams and other miracles

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011by

In some areas of Kenya – like where I live in Coast Province, finding clean water is almost impossible. With little rain and salty groundwater, people travel for miles with jerry cans to find fresh springs or river beds where they can dig for water. For us, the question is often not “Do we want […]