Clean water is the first step in getting families and communities out of the pattern of extreme poverty. It affects health, sanitation, education, and women’s safety. Currently, at least 663 million people lack access to safe drinking water. For Living Water International, it all began in 1990, when a group from Houston, Texas, traveled to Kenya and saw the desperate need for clean drinking water. They returned home and founded a 501(c)3 non-profit. The fledgling organization equipped and trained a team of Kenyan drillers, and LWI Kenya began operations the next year under the direction of a national board. Continuing today, with more than 27 years of experience as a faith-based 501(c)(3), Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately-needed clean water through the implementation of participatory, community-based water, sanitation and hygiene solutions in 17 developing countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The organization has completed more than 19,000 water projects as part of its ongoing commitment to provide water, for life, in Jesus’ name. Living Water’s end goal is to see holistic behavior change by supporting the local church and equipping local people to serve their own communities.
Holistic Change Through Service