Water for Life Initiative

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World Water Day: Time for Babies

To see the health a village, just look at the health of its children.  In African society, the lack of clean water places a large burden on women because they…
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Celebrating 1000 Wells in Benin

GAiN’s Water for Life Initiative has reached a new milestone – providing 1000 communities with access to safe water in Benin! This translates to approximately 1 million people who have…
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Celebrating True Wellness

The village of Kouorou, Benin suffered from a lack of water, depending on their only water source – the swamp. The contaminated water from the swamp caused frequent sickness, meaning…
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Showing Love Through Sport

“Sport draws people together and creates community. It’s really neat how just one single soccer ball and an open field can bring people together. You can have a relationship with…
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Water is Life

Abandoning all other activities, Elizabeth left her village of Loukintowin to search for water. Her only chance of finding water was the nearby village five kilometers away. “Water is life.…
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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 lost countless…
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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 ceremony with…
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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…