Build wells. Change lives.

Water to Thrive works to bring clean, safe water
to those who need it in rural Africa.
Twelve years. 1,130+ wells. 600,000 lives changed forever.

Current Water Guardians: 34
Help us reach our a goal of 100 Water Guardians by giving today!


Current Campaigns

  • Water Can’t Wait – Emergency Operations Relief Fund

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the cancellation of events, we lost $140,000 of operational funds in 2020. We need  emergency operational funds to keep our small staff working and sustain our 100 Percent Promise. 

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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 #5

    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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  • Emanuel’s Lutheran Church Water Well

    Emanuel’s strives “to be the church that God is calling us to be by declaring God’s love, serving others, and embracing all.” Providing clean water to a rural community in East Africa is a call we embrace this Lenten season.

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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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