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Mwikhupo Project Complete

Posted by Steve Hall on April 6

Mwikhupo Primary School in Kenya now has access to a new source of safe, clean water thanks to the completion of their rain tank, which has the ability to collect 75,000 liters of water! We installed new latrines and handwashing stations for students, and we trained the school on improved sanitation and hygiene practices, including […]

Matsimbe Project

Posted by Steve Hall on April 7

Our implementing partner, Freshwater Project International (FPI), drilled a borehole well with a hand pump and drainage apron and constructed new VIP latrines at Matsimbe Primary School. The water point serves the school as well as the surrounding community in Lilongwe, Malawi. With design supervision by FPI, the construction work was subcontracted to King Mulima Construction […]

Kalonga School Project

Posted by Steve Hall on April 7

Our implementing partner, Freshwater Project International (FPI), drilled a borehole well with a hand pump and drainage apron and constructed two stance VIP latrines at Kalonga Secondary School. The water point serves the school as well as the surrounding community in Lilongwe, Malawi. With design supervision by FPI, the construction work was subcontracted to King […]

Why We Walk: Ron Lattin

Posted by Nick Coughlin on April 12

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, and with financial support from P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water, H2O for Life has teamed up with Waterboys to bring you the 2021 Virtual Walk for Water! We hope to raise $10,000 to support water, sanitation, and hygiene education projects around the world, and we’re inviting you […]

Why We Walk: Nicole Woodie

Posted by Nick Coughlin on April 19

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, and with financial support from P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water, H2O for Life has teamed up with Waterboys to bring you the 2021 Virtual Walk for Water! We hope to raise $10,000 to support water, sanitation, and hygiene education projects around the world, and we’re inviting you […]

Third graders excited to help

Posted by Steve Hall on April 19

The third-grade class at King of Grace Lutheran School in MN has participated in H2O for Life projects since 2013. You can support their efforts HERE. Continue on to read all about their plans: After viewing some of the videos on the H2O site, it’s impossible not to want to help these children who are […]

Island Lake Elementary Students Learn Persuasive Writing Through Water Guardians Service-Learning Unit

Posted by Nick Coughlin on April 26

This Spring, all 5th grade students at Island Lake Elementary School in Shoreview, MN participated in our new Water Guardians program! Their teachers were looking for a service-learning project that would be relevant for their persuasive writing unit and chose to pursue Water Guardians with their distance-learning students.  “We usually have an argument and advocacy […]

H2O for Life Hires Doug Niemela As New Executive Director

Posted by Nick Coughlin on April 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE H2O FOR LIFE ANNOUNCES DOUG NIEMELA AS NEXT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MINNEAPOLIS – H2O for Life has selected Doug Niemela as its next Executive Director. Niemela succeeds Christy Andacht, who led the organization since 2017. Niemela, a native of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where H2O for Life is headquartered, has spent over a […]

Ematiha School project complete

Posted by Steve Hall on May 6

Ematiha Secondary School in Kenya now has access to a new source of safe, clean water thanks to the completion of their rain tank, which has the ability to collect 50,000 liters of water. We installed new latrines for students, handwashing stations, and we trained students and staff on improved sanitation and hygiene practices. All […]

Hats 4 Water

Posted by Steve Hall on June 2

St. Louis, MO students hold successful Hats 4 Water fundraiser! Here’s their story: “Forsyth School recently held our fundraiser to support Gimomoi Primary School in Kenya. I am pleased to report that we doubled our original goal and raised $2,000!  And we are not finished! We have a generous parent offering to make a donation […]

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