In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

The Difference Water Makes for People in Tough Places

The Difference Water Makes for People in Tough Places By Amanda DeWitt /*! elementor – v3.19.0 – 29-01-2024 */.elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Shortages of safe, clean water and a lack of sanitation and hygiene programs create the most significant source of suffering on earth. It is one thing to know the statics. But it […]

Five Tough Questions about Water Answered

Why Water Really Matters for People in the Toughest Places By Amanda DeWitt For people in the toughest places, safe, clean water is a precious commodity. Families often spend hours searching for it each day. And when they cannot find it, they may be left with no choice but to drink dirty water — knowing […]

The Making of a Well

How We Drill Wells for People in the Toughest Places By Amanda DeWitt In the toughest places people lack access to the safe, clean water they need to survive. Women and children are often forced to walk for miles searching for a water source. As they make their way through dangerous terrain, they are also […]

Plant a Garden and Keep It Watered

Plant a garden

How a Clean Water Well Allows Families to Grow Nutritious Food By Amanda DeWitt People are hungry and thirsty — and the two go hand-in-hand. Experts estimated that 2.2 billion people do not have adequate access to safe drinking water. By 2025 up to half the world may live in water-stressed areas. Additionally, as many 811 […]

Clean Water: For More Than Just Drinking

Why Sanitation Matters By Amanda DeWitt Water gives life — for more reasons than we sometimes consider. The World Health Organization (WHO) indicated that currently 19 percent of the world’s population lacks access to clean drinking water. And 22 percent of people are without basic handwashing facilities. Most of these people live in the toughest […]

Never Thirsty Again

Why Water Filters Matter for People in the Toughest Places By Amanda DeWitt He clutches his cup of safe, clean water. The expression on his face says it all. For him the water in his cup — purified by a water filter — means life-giving hydration so his body can grow strong and healthy. It […]

Our Humanitarian Quest: Clean Water

Our Humanitarian Quest: Clean Water

Clean Water Brings Hope for Children Living in the Toughest Places By Emily Pyatt You turn on the kitchen sink to fill a cup of water after spending time outside. You enjoy pasta for dinner, boiling the noodles in water. You take a bath or enjoy swimming in the pool on a hot summer day. […]

Humanitarian 101: Clean Water

Humanitarian 101: Clean Water

Providing Safe, Clean Water in the Toughest Places By Amanda DeWitt Ask these women, and they will tell you — what they carry on their head is more than just a brightly colored bucket filled to the brim. Having a source of safe, clean water transforms their entire lives. Shortages of clean water and lack […]

Freedom to Life

How Safe, Clean Water Transforms Entire Villages By Amanda DeWitt “Water is freedom to life,” says Maysa, a wife and mother in the African nation of Chad. “Before we had a water well in our village, there were only two things we could do,” she said. “We could walk 7 kilometers (4.5 miles) to try […]

The Kindness of God

How Kindness Leads People to Living Water By Amanda DeWitt Mubita could hardly believe his eyes. The broken down well in his Zambian village finally worked. He had started to lose hope. People came to his village before, promising to repair the well. But the work was never done. When an Unto® local partner made a […]