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In memory of Jeremy Blackburn

February 6th, 2015 | Comments (5)

We want to remember, thank, and honor Jeremy Blackburn for all that he has done for the people of the Central African Republic. Jeremy passed away last night after a battle with cancer.   Six years ago, Jeremy took the initiative and organized the first Run4Others 5k race in Winona Lake Indiana, raising money for […]

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Shut Down the Water Source

December 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off on Shut Down the Water Source

The community of Ngou Lékpa is on the outskirts of Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic. Yet despite the close proximity to the city (literally just a few miles from the airport), they’re still without clean water, and spend hours each day fetching water from unsanitary seep holes and shallow hand-dug wells. […]

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If You Dont Have WebMD…

December 1st, 2014 | Comments Off on If You Dont Have WebMD…

Water for Good sends community trainers (animateur) like Hilaire Tendouli out to the villages. This month, Hilaire brought management and health instruction to well committees in 5 communities along the main road out of the capital city, the Bangui-Damara Road. These health lessons will help over 6,000 people in the Central African Republic benefit from […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th, 2014 | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

“Thank you!” from the Water for Good board “As we sit down to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family, we want to thank YOU, the community of Water for Good supporters. Thanks to your generosity and kindness, tonight, thousands of families in the Central African Republic are cooking their dinners with clean, safe water!” Doug […]

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Forced to Flee

November 25th, 2014 | Comments (1)

Farel Ndango has led Water for Good operations in the Central African Republic through the conflict that is currently gripping the country. His perseverance has improved lives, allowing him to share God’s love, even as his own family faced hardships.   This dedication is the heartbeat of Water for Good. Your kindness and generosity supports […]

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CEO sabbatical

November 12th, 2014 | Comments Off on CEO sabbatical

After ten years of dedicated service, the Water For Good board of directors voted unanimously to grant current CEO, Jim Hocking, a one-year leave of absence (sabbatical) from his operational responsibilities. Jim will continue his responsibilities as founder, sharing his vision, speaking on behalf of the organization, and meeting with partners and donors. Over this past decade Jim has poured […]

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Biking for Bangui, In Bangui

October 16th, 2014 | Comments Off on Biking for Bangui, In Bangui

Water for Good Director of Operations, David DeArmey, joined the Central African national cycling team on a 100 kilometer ride around Bangui, the capital city as part of the Aegis Trust 100k Biking Challenge. Aegis Trust is a UK based non-profit working in Rwanda to build peace and promote reconciliation and hopes to expand their […]

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VBS Sponsors 7 Wells!

September 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on VBS Sponsors 7 Wells!

Reliable clean water for 7 communities! Roughly 800 million people in the world today still lack access to safe water, but the REAL water crisis is the fact that up to 60% of existing water wells are broken—there was never a good plan to maintain the wells over the long-term. The kids at one Vacation […]

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Safe Water for Schools in Bozoum

September 8th, 2014 | Comments Off on Safe Water for Schools in Bozoum

Water for Good Brings Safe Water to School In August, over 700 students in the Central African Republic received access to safe water! This school has remained open despite the conflict in the country, only closing their doors during the two months of the worst fighting. Father Aurelio Gazzera, a Carmelite priest, peace mediator, and blogger, […]

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Agricultural Emergency

June 4th, 2014 | Comments Off on Agricultural Emergency

by David DeArmey Water for Good Director of Community Development Over half of the population in the Mambéré-Kadéi region has nothing to sow this year. Many have lost their homes, and along with that their precious seed reserves. While not all is lost, and farmers are trying their best to work their fields with what […]

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Day Trip to Village Affected By Conflict

May 30th, 2014 | Comments Off on Day Trip to Village Affected By Conflict

After a few days in Bangui, the war-torn capital city of the Central African Republic(CAR), David DeArmey (Water for Good Director of Community Development) travelled about 100km outside of town to more remote areas. Today’s road trip out of town and our visit to the villages of Gbozo and Mbourouba was remarkable. We wanted to […]

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What is Bangui Like Today?

May 28th, 2014 | Comments Off on What is Bangui Like Today?

David De Armey, Water for Good Director of Community Development, is currently in the Central African Republic (CAR) working with the leadership in CAR to manage programs and meet with partner organizations. He is traveling with his brother, Mathieu De Armey, who is providing security assessment services to Water for Good. General Impressions Things are […]

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Maintenance trip route

April 28th, 2014 | Comments Off on Maintenance trip route

André returned this month from a 3-week pump maintenance trip. Visiting 145 pumps, André and his team did an amazing job, with only a single pump not able to be repaired (12 of the 145 were non-functional upon his arrival). With an average of 500 people using each pump, that’s over 70,000 people that André […]

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LOVE NOW: 17.6 Tons of Seeds!

April 15th, 2014 | Comments Off on LOVE NOW: 17.6 Tons of Seeds!

We’re excited to let you know that our shipment of seeds for our Love Now agricultural project has arrived in Berberati! These seeds are right now being divided up into bags that will be distributed starting immediatly. Thanks so much to those of you who have contributed to our Love Now campaign, making this project […]

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Seed Project Underway

April 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on Seed Project Underway

Water for Good’s seed distribution project has successfully passed a most critical phase: finding available seeds in Cameroon, and purchasing and shipping them to the CAR. As soon as possible we’ll be distributing them to local farmers as the rainy season starts. Finding seeds was challenging. Cameroonian farmers are themselves using their available stocks for […]

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On my way home

April 4th, 2014 | Comments Off on On my way home

I started this email just before I left but then had the opportunity to go and see our injured guard, Evariste. For those of you praying, Evariste is doing well but still in quite a bit of pain. It is not like in the old westerns, where after 24 hours they figure out how to function […]

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Staff Member Shot

March 31st, 2014 | Comments Off on Staff Member Shot

Friday the 28th: This was probably one of the most productive days for both Tim Harley and I as we were both able to get some logistical and repair work done through out the day….it did require us staying at it for most of the day but by 4:30 PM we were both safely back to the Encompass […]

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March 27 Update

March 27th, 2014 | Comments (1)

The past couple of days have show us that things can change rapidly and our program must adapt accordingly. It has also shown us that God has reasons for each change and amazingly enough it has all worked out well. Today we visited a site that needs our help and evaluated if we would be […]

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Tuesday Update

March 25th, 2014 | Comments (2)

  For two days we have been pretty much confined to our compound with short trips out for special meetings with some of our partners. In the center of town it has not been bad but out near Boy-Rabe and Gobongo neighborhoods, and even to the 4ieme and 6ieme neighborhoods (see map here) it has […]

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Weekend Update

March 24th, 2014 | Comments Off on Weekend Update

This has been an interesting week to say the least and Tim Harley from the Wooster Grace Brethren Church and I have been able to get many of our pieces of equipment serviced and ready to roll. Here’s a rundown of what we’ve been up to: Actually Tim Harley has completed most of the work […]