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Sisters4Water - The Stories We Tell

Posted by Steve Hall on September 25, 2018

Sisters4Water, Ella and Mabel, were the keynote speakers at H2O for Life’s annual Water Ball on Saturday in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year’s theme was “The Stories We Tell.” The girls designed a dynamite slide show and gave a keynote speech celebrating their nine years of water activism, philanthropy, and potholder weaving. They received a […]

New latrines for Masapa students!

Posted by Steve Hall on September 28, 2018

Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere. In a country where 37% of rural people have no safe drinking water (UNICEF) and 47% of the forest cover has disappeared over the last 50 years (UN Food and Agriculture Organization), these water, sanitation, and reforestation programs are a critical way to improve the […]

Bensa, Ethiopia Impact Report

Posted by Steve Hall on October 2, 2018

Our implementing partner, Lifewater International’s, program in Bensa, Ethiopia aims to serve 50,000 children and families living in very remote and rural villages. The average amount of time women and children spend fetching water every day is 2-5 hours. The amount of water an individual uses every day is 2.1 gallons. Bensa is an area […]

New wells drilled in South Sudan!

Posted by Steve Hall on October 5, 2018

We are pleased to report that our implementing partner, Water for South Sudan, has drilled several new wells that our participating US schools have raised funds for. Although parts of South Sudan continue to experience unrest, they have been able to continue drilling wells safely. Their work continues to provide grassroots development and sustainability for […]

Local Boutique Donates $500 to H2O for Life

Posted by Nick Coughlin on October 9, 2018

White Bear Lake, MN (Oct. 9, 2018) — H2O for Life received a $500 donation from GoodThings, a Minnesota-based boutique and gift store, when it asked its community members to vote for two of their favorite local non-profits during the Shop-Give-Local community campaign. “We’re committed to supporting the organizations that make good things happen in our […]

Lwabyata Water System

Posted by Steve Hall on October 16, 2018

These Ugandan high school students are very lucky to have progressed past primary school testing to senior school. Previously they spent close to $1000 each year to fill their rain tanks with water from a truck so girls can wash, cook and everyone can stay clean. This money is taken from school development funds that […]

H2O for Life Water Ball Smashes Record, Raises Over $200,000

Posted by Nick Coughlin on October 25, 2018

Roughly 300 philanthropists, humanitarians and H2O for Life supporters spent a Saturday night in September celebrating H2O for Life’s mission and work at the 9th annual Water Ball gala at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis, sponsored by Kinetico Water Systems. The night featured auction items befitting the best of bucket lists, such as a […]

Clean, safe water, thank you very much!

Posted by Steve Hall on October 26, 2018

Ndengesivili Primary School is in the Ndengesivili Village, Iringa Tanzania. The school has a population of 8 teachers, 105 boys and 90 girls from nursery age through standard seven. BEFORE: Before classes in the morning all students have to go the river to fetch water used for cleaning, cooking porridge, drinking and for the toilets. […]

Fall Festival a Success!

Posted by Steve Hall on October 31, 2018

During our annual Fall Festival we were able to raise $145 by students paying to tape their teachers to the wall and throw pies in their faces! Throwing pies in the dean’s face was a big hit (pun intended!) and raised the most money overall. This brings our grand total to $964.14. We’re only $109 […]

It Was All About Middle School

Posted by Christy Andacht on November 2, 2018

H2O for Life staff – Danielle and Christy – recently attended the Association Middle-Level Educators (AMLE) Conference. We were thrilled with the turn out and always welcome the opportunity to tell our story to teachers. In our conversations, we were able to connect many of our lesson plans to the needs of middle-level educators. A […]

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