Tag: water for life initiative

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#WorldWaterDay

Did you have a glass of water today? Was it safe to drink?

For Elizabeth, the source of water she depended on was filthy and parasite-ridden. Yet, she…

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Ceremonies to Celebrate New Wells

In Africa, nothing commemorates an important event like a ceremony. And after the implementation of a water well, a celebration is very much in order.

We designed a…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Giving a Gift to Make a Difference

This Christmas, give a gift of meaning that can change a life.

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As the holidays approach and Christmas displays go…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Multiple Needs Met in Namauni

The village of Namauni, located in Tanzania, was able to build a teachers house at the school with the coming of the deep-capped water well.

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3 Reasons to Help Provide Clean Water

Hawa Guyo of Melbena, Ethiopia is a mother who always carried two children (one in the front and one on her back) as she walked walk eight hours a…

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Village Champion

“We feel good,” Cyprienne said, “because the water is clean; we feel good when we drink it.” With great force and passion she told us about how the clean…

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U.N. calls for concerted effort to fight open defecation

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.N. has called for collaboration between governments, the private sector and scientists to improve sanitation needs of billions of people around the world…

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A brighter day

After yesterday's little hick up. I am glad today went a whole lot better.

We ended up using two GAiN vehicles and also rented an eight-seater suv for…

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A day in the field

It was quite a special day today. It's funny because the day before, the LIFE Team was talking about holding things with an open hand and practicing flexibility.

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Goro Bani Village Receives Clean Water

After travelling for eight hours to the village of Goro Bani in northern Benin, the GAiN team was greeted with dancing and singing.

The village’s jubilation was undeniable. The…