Payment Past Due

May 2nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Payment Past Due

Report from the field: Jay Hocking, Water for Good Director of Communications Consider a personal question: how much is your water bill each month? Hopefully it’s a bill you can reasonably afford! All across the world these bills are part of a bigger infrastructure that we don’t often think about… it’s a system that keeps safe […]

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Rich Looks Back at 2016

December 16th, 2016 | Comments Off on Rich Looks Back at 2016

“Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling you the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me – you did it to me.” Remember that one day when you got up and there was no water? Maybe your pipes had frozen, or construction crews had accidentally […]

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A Visit to Ngouma

November 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on A Visit to Ngouma

Our Dir of Operations, David DeArmey was down in the town of Bagandou last month in south-western Central African Republic. While visiting the community of Ngouma just just outside of Bagandou he snapped this photo of their water point in the forest, just outside of the village. A long time ago, they built up this […]

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Hand-Dug Wells

November 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Hand-Dug Wells

  Damail lives in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic. Damail’s family has lived here for 9 years and they own a hand-dug well that serves the neighborhood. The good news is that their hand-dug well never goes dry! Damail is proud of the well that […]

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2016 Survey Results

October 24th, 2016 | Comments (3)

We Asked, and 201 of You Answered Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2016 Supporter Survey! We’d like to share a summary of the responses. This survey will help direct the Water for Good communications, programs, and fundraising for the next two years! And FYI, this survey was open to anyone… not just current […]

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The House on the Hill

September 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off on The House on the Hill

Saturrin’s family lives on the hill overlooking the Central African capital city of Bangui. His job with the local telecommunications company means that his family is pretty middle-class. Since he is blessed to have a good job, Saturrin not only supports his own family, but has taken in several of his nieces and nephews, cousins, […]

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Kids Help Keep the Water Flowing – For Good!

September 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Kids Help Keep the Water Flowing – For Good!

“Sometimes, you just need a little help! Christophe, doing a maintenance visit near a Baptist school outside of Bangui receives a helping hand from the local kids, who are all-too-eager to help get the water pump working again. Water for Good’s four maintenance teams make thousands of maintenance visits to the nearly 1,000 communities we serve […]

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Ensuring Access To Water And Sanitation

August 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on Ensuring Access To Water And Sanitation

Source www.un.org | Re-Post Water for Good 8/25/2016 –  Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die […]

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Patients stories from Hôpital Communautaire

July 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Patients stories from Hôpital Communautaire

Source: msf.org | Re-Post Water for Good 7/28/2016 Cynthia Dounkel, 26 years old was referred to Hôpital Communautaire from MSF’s clinic in the displacement camp Mpoko near Bangui airport. She has HIV and tuberculosis and suffers from Kaposi’s sarcoma. Cynthia Dounkel, 26 years old was referred to Hôpital Communautaire from MSF’s clinic in the displacement […]

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Expectations are High In the CAR

July 16th, 2016 | Comments Off on Expectations are High In the CAR

Source The World Bank | Re-Post Water for Good 7/16/2016   STORY HIGHLIGHTS For the first time in its history, the Central African Republic has a democratically elected President and Parliament After 3 years of devastating conflict, the small nation of 5 million people embarks on a long path to recovery but the situation remains tense Camp […]

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Clean Water’s Impact on Africa

July 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Clean Water’s Impact on Africa

Source: sciencedirect.com | Re-Post Water For Good 7/8/16 It’s not only about water. It’s about improving lives. Water for Good is blessed to provide access to sustainable, clean water. Our mission though, is part of a much larger vision. Water resources have a dramatic impact on Africa’s development. This article from sciencedirect.com explores how clean […]

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Rose’s Biggest Problem

May 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on Rose’s Biggest Problem

#EndTheWalk for dirty water at the Landja Mboko elementary school We’d like to introduce you to Rose.  She lives with her mother Hulga and older sister Letitia, in a small mud-block house just 30 yards from her elementary school in the Landja Mboko neighborhood. And even though they’re on the eastern outskirts of the capital city […]

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#endthewalk this Mother’s Day

April 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on #endthewalk this Mother’s Day

  Why not honor your mom by giving the gift of clean water this year, improving the lives of mothers in the Central African Republic? You can check out our special edition Mother’s Day Cards here.    From new mom, Jessica Cornell: “I have been a mom for 10 weeks now and am loving it! […]

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Ngoulekpa

March 10th, 2016 | Comments (2)

In 2014, the Central African Republic’s main airport became the scene of one of the world’s largest refugee camps almost overnight. An estimated 100,000 people fleeing the violence set up camp along the runway. They had no running water, no toilets, and no food sources… in fact no services at all. The refugees had no […]

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Dirty Cars=Clean Water!

February 2nd, 2016 | Comments Off on Dirty Cars=Clean Water!

  On January 27th, 2016, Clearwater Car Wash CEO Brian Catron decided to make a global splash by donating 100% of opening-day sales to Water for Good. $7,178 has been donated. This state-of-the-art automatic car wash washes and dries your vehicle in just minutes, and the generous opening-day donation meant that those minutes translated to […]

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Lomi

November 20th, 2015 | Comments Off on Lomi

Pastor Thomas Wangambeso (left) and Dieudonne Ousman (right) fetching water from the new well in Lomi When we announced to our local staff that we were planning to drill a well in the Lomi neighborhood, our community trainer, Jean-Albert’s reaction was, “Oh! This is going to be tough!”   He was aware that Lomi is […]

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50|15 Update

October 29th, 2015 | Comments Off on 50|15 Update

This year, your support will help 25,000 people gain access to clean water—all in one of the world’s most conflict-affected and forgotten places, the Central African Republic (CAR). Local, Central African staff have already made a lot of progress. Forty-three new wells are completed and we have enough projects scheduled this year to reach, or even […]

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A Crucial Moment

October 1st, 2015 | Comments Off on A Crucial Moment

Violence has again surged in the capital city of the Central African Republic. This country is facing one of the world’s most neglected crises… maybe you’ve never heard about it, but over half of the population is in need of immediate humanitarian aid. Nearly 30,000 people have had to flee their homes due to the […]

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The Morning Routine

August 25th, 2015 | Comments Off on The Morning Routine

The sun is rising. It’s 5am. Justine, a 32-year-old mother of three, opens her eyes and rises from the large mat where she sleeps with her family in the village of Gbadengue in the Central African Republic. Rain or shine, Justine and her oldest daughter will be fetching water first thing in the morning. They […]

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Reflections

May 1st, 2015 | Comments (7)

Reflections: David DeArmey, Director of Operations Since starting my work with Water for Good 18 months ago, the level of insecurity in the Central African Republic often prevented me from traveling much outside of our operations bases. But in my most recent trip, things were different. I was able to cover close to 600 miles […]