Build wells. Change lives.



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.

Current Water Guardians: 51
Water Guardians are monthly donors who help sustain our mission to build wells and change lives!

Help us reach our goal of 100 Water Guardians by giving today!


The Need for Water

Women and children walk for hours, miles each day. Waterborne diseases kill millions.

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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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1700 Wells, 800,000+ People

Since funding our first well in 2008,
we have completed projects in hundreds of rural communities in four African countries.

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Current Campaigns

  • Water Guardian Campaign

    Have you ever wanted to amplify your level of impact and be a part of a special group of donors?  If so, this campaign is for you!  The Water Guardians sustain our operation and enable us to keep our 100 Percent Promise to put all water donations strictly to water projects.  Every dollar counts!


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  • Fresh Coffee to Clean Water Campaign

    Join Eden in raising funds for her 5th well and bring clean water to another Ethiopian community.  Eden Wild was born in a rural Ethiopian village.  Due to lack of clean water her birth mother passed away during childbirth.  Eden is extremely passionate about providing safe, clean water to the rural communities of Ethiopia.  A few years ago, she started a coffee company called Buna Tarik Roasters.  All proceeds go toward her well campaigns.  So far, Eden has fully fund four wells!

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  • Water to Thrive’s 15th Anniversary Campaign

    Fifteen years of clean water for rural East Africa! Thanks to you, we have changed the lives of over 810,000 people and built over 1,600 wells! We are celebrating by raising $15,000 for our operations, safeguarding our organization and its mission to build wells and change lives!

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