Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



Why Can’t People in sub-Saharan Africa Build Their Own Wells?


Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022by Jamie Heminway

This is another entry in a series where we answer questions we’ve received from curious donors, website visitors, and casual commenters. As we’ve said before, it can be difficult for those of us who have always had water piped into our homes to understand what it’s like not to have water. We haven’t needed to […]

 

5 Unexpectedly Easy Ways to Conserve Water (And Why You Should)


Friday, January 28th, 2022by Jamie Heminway

It’s hard for those who live in countries with (relatively) reliable infrastructure to consider water a finite resource. The world is covered in water, after all. Water comes from the tap whenever you turn it on. Scientists are working on more efficient ways of taking the salt out of saltwater so we can drink it. The problem […]

 

6 Proven Benefits of Giving


Thursday, November 18th, 2021by Jamie Heminway

Studies show that individuals are giving more now than in recent years (as opposed to corporate giving, which fell in 2020 for some mysterious reason). Maybe hours of helpless doom-scrolling have stirred people to action. And if you’ve landed here, then you’re probably already thinking about portioning out some of your hard-earned funds toward causes you care […]

 

How Clean Water Empowers Girls


Thursday, October 7th, 2021by Jamie Heminway

The global water crisis impacts millions of families, but the burden is heaviest on women and girls. We are especially mindful of that fact with the upcoming International Day of the Girl Child on our collective calendar. The United Nations established this day to recognize the accomplishments made by girls around the world despite physical […]

 

300+ students need water at Prophecy Primary School in Sierra Leone


Thursday, March 15th, 2018by Lisa McAllister

Help these students gain access to clean, reliable water in celebration of World Water Day on March 22nd. Welcome to the School Prophecy Primary School employs seven teachers and can get quite noisy with its 305 students. Without Prophecy Primary in Sankoya community, children would have to walk extraordinary distances elsewhere. There is no electricity or […]

 

Because of our Monthly Donors


Thursday, February 25th, 2016by Lisa McAllister

Kankalay Primary School in Sierra Leone has too many reminders of Ebola. The Water Project completed a water and sanitation project here in 2011, and the photo you see above is of the toilets installed for the school. When Ebola was at it’s worse, this whole area became a treatment center. If you look closely you’ll see where […]

 

Diesel’s Piggy Bank


Monday, October 5th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

Chris and Amber Larkins, from Tennessee, share their story about how they became involved in The Water Project and the inspiration they found in their 3 year old son, Diesel.  This story was told to us by Chris. ——— 6 months ago, the Holy Spirit starting putting it on my heart to look into people […]

 

Theatre for the World


Tuesday, September 29th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

This post comes to us from Brian Schultz, creator of Theatre for the World.   There are many people who have inspired me over the years, but if you are looking for someone famous who led me on the path to give back it is the late, great Harry Chapin.  I loved his music, and […]

 

You Make This Possible!


Friday, September 11th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

Safe water empowers the Girl Child. You make it possible. Ask any girl what she would rather be doing than walking for water and she’ll share her dreams for school, a career and her contribution (beyond gathering water) to her community. Lack of access to safe water and sanitation is the primary reason girls drop […]

 

Help Us Raise Funds for Sierra Leone


Thursday, August 20th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

Ebola has been a tragic reality for the people of Sierra Leone over the last year. In the middle of this, we’ve remained more committed than ever to the people of Sierra Leone through a service and support program that focuses on keeping water flowing at approximately 100 previously installed projects. We’re also providing new […]