Working for Water
Water to Thrive transforms lives in rural Africa by bringing the sustainable blessing of clean, safe water to communities in need by connecting them to social investors, congregations, schools, individuals, and community groups with a heart to make a difference.
900 Wells … 500,000 People
Since funding our first well in 2008, we have completed projects in hundreds of rural communities in four African countries. Now we are working to reach 1,000 wells by the end of our 10th anniversary year.
As we continue to observe our 10th anniversary year,
Water to Thrive supporters have the opportunity to travel with us
in late October and early November to visit water project sites in Ethiopia and Tanzania
and to share in our vision of our work.
Water to Thrive completed a hand-dug well in her village of Ketin Serdi in 2008.
I was only eight when this water well was constructed for our community. I remember my mom and my two older sisters were busy every day fetching water from a nearby river. Sometimes I couldn’t find anyone to give me breakfast and lunch, since they all went to fetch water. My sisters usually missed class and had no time to study. … I consider myself blessed. My little brothers and I have a safe water source just five minutes away. (more…)
Build wells, change lives
Whether you give to a fundraising campaign for a specific water project or contribute to our Drop by Drop Fund that supports our infrastructure and sustains our mission, your support makes all the difference for rural African communities in need.
The “poor widow” of the Gospel of Luke gave her small amount and made a difference. This well campaign was created by a widow who will match the gifts given to it.
Climb for Clean Water
A team of our supporters will summit Mt. Kilimanjaro this June to raise awareness and funds for Water to Thrive. Meet Chef David Bull and our other climbers and make your pledge!
Kaleb’s Third Well
To celebrate his 6th birthday, Kaleb raised money for a well in his native Ethiopia. He went on to fund another. Now another!
Hawkeye Water to Thrive
Hawkeye Water to Thrive works with the University of Iowa and surrounding Iowa City community to raise money for water project construction.
Stay informed about our water campaigns
and all the ways you can support this mission
Our monthly e-newsletter will bring you stories from the communities we serve, news of our events, and updates on our efforts to bring clean, safe water to those in need.