Water for Life Initiative

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Transformation in Tanzania

As our team travels from village to village, a common theme we hear is that we are making history. The village leaders say that the problem of disease and lack…
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Bringing True Life

In a village where you have to put chemicals into dirty water to make it drinkable because cleaner water is 15 kilometres away, it is no surprise that providing a…
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Building Sustainable Futures

While done with good intentions, there have been water systems set up for developing countries that fail to sustain themselves – sometimes breaking down just a few years later, according…
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Witnessing Word and Deed Work Together

“I think I had a romanticized idea of what the trip was going to be like,” Kyra admitted about the LIFE Team to Benin that she participated in last May.…
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Hand-in-Hand

Water is a scarce commodity in the village of Nandili in Southern Tanzania. Before we provided a deep-capped water well in this village, the people had no option but to…
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Water Gives Lift to Chilaile’s Local Economy

Brick making is a significant source of income for the people in Southern Tanzania as the soil is strong. The process of making bricks involves creating a pit of mud,…
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More Than Clean Water

The farming village of Kimawe in Southern Tanzania is surrounded by hills. As the country enters its dry season, there is an especially great need for clean and safe water…
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Water Brings Credibility

When we visited the village of Adjaha Vodjein, Benin, the team was greeted by Pastor Ansel who hopped off his motorcycle and embraced us with a big hug. Our Water for Life Initiative had partnered…
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The Water Tower Achechigon Built

When we arrived to the village of Achechigon, Benin, we were surprised not to see a traditional hand pump in the village. Instead, we saw this imposing concrete structure with a window on its…
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Life Made Possible

In the village of Kpassa, Benin we met with Alfowe, the fee collector for her village’s water well. When we first meet her, we immediately noticed that she was without…
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Vancouver is Awesome

Not many people can say that they have fed 5,000 people, for free, in the course of one-and-a-half hours. But Elaine Cheng can. The best (and worst) part? The meals…
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Puddle to Pump

Imagine if the only way you could access water was to dig holes in a swamp and wait all night for water to seep in? This was the reality of women in the village…
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In Word and Deed

In November 2015, our GAiN Water for Life Initiative Team visited Ethiopia and brought back good news from a poor, remote village in the dry region of Southern Ethiopia -…