Build wells. Change lives.

Water to Thrive works to bring clean, safe water
to those who need it in rural Africa.
Thirteen years. 1,485 wells. 750,000 lives changed forever.

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Current Water Guardians: 34
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Current Campaigns

  • Mothers Color Our World

    Mother’s Day is coming soon! Honor your mother, and the mothers of East Africa by donating to our special well that will be dedicated to mothers we work with in Africa!

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  • One Well, One Drop

    Join Decorah Middle School to fund their 4rd well and bring clean water to another East African community.

    Decorah Middle School, nestled in the Driftless region in Northeast Iowa, is partnering with Water to Thrive in its efforts to help students and the community build awareness about water.

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  • Water Where It Is Needed…

    Join Joel and Holly in funding two wells! They will match all friends, family, and friends of friends and family donations to this campaign, dollar for dollar, *at least* up to the full amount of $10,500! This is a chance to double your impact!

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  • Genesys Women in Technology

    EMPOWERING WOMEN, INSPIRING GROWTH: Genesys Women in Technology has a heart to make a difference with this strong mission in mind. Genesys’ Make a Difference Program is matching up to $5,000 in what we collect.

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  • TUSK Outreach’s Music for Water – Well #9

    We are Mammoth, a Midwest based company that produces concerts and festivals. Due to our customers’ love and support for live music and events, we are able to extend their passion and are dedicated to providing clean water for those in need.

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  • Living Water

    Concordia University Wisconsin and Concordia University Ann Arbor are separated by the sixth largest fresh water source in the world, and these students recognize the life-changing power of water. 

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  • 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!

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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.

The Need for Water

Women and children walk for hours, miles each day. Waterborne diseases kill millions.
Children miss school.
Families are impoverished.


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Empowering Communities

We work with regional aid organizations to identify and implement water projects, and provide training to communities to help sustain the success of completed wells.


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Over 1,230 Wells Built. 675,000 Lives Changed.

As we ended our 10th anniversary year in 2019, we reached the milestone of funding 1,000 wells! Now, we aim to fund 1,000 more.


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