Build wells. Change lives.

Water to Thrive works to bring clean, safe water
to those who need it in rural Africa.
Ten years. One thousand wells.

Current Water Guardians: 17
Help us reach our a goal of 100 Water Guardians by giving today!


Current Campaigns

  • Widow’s Mite

    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.

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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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    Meet Living Water supporter
    Evolve Beverage Company

  • 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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  • 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.

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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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1000 Wells … 575,000 People

Since funding our first well in 2008, we have completed projects in hundreds of rural communities in four African countries. As we ended our 10th anniversary year, we reached the milestone of funding 1,000 wells!


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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.