Living Water International


Women in the developing world bear the burden of the water crisis but are also best positioned to make and sustain positive change. Our 2014 Gala shared their stories of personal triumph and raised $2.7 million to empower girls who will grow into world changers! Watch highlights at


Our staff in Liberia and Sierra Leone manned the front lines of our emergency Ebola response. Support like yours—totaling more than $250,000—funded wells, latrines, protective gear, cleaning supplies, and educational materials. Track
our ongoing response at


In Zimbabwe, your donations helped us forge partnerships with local churches, our strongest hope for sustainable community transformation. Now pastors
and well caretakers minister physically and spiritually, offering safe water on site.
See the transformation at

  • Team Living Water

    Find an event, start a team and run, walk, or ride for the thirsty. We endure so they don’t have to.

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  • The H2O Project

    Take the H2O Challenge. Make tap water your only beverage for a time and offer the savings to the thirsty.

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  • Give Well

    Give Well is for all you go-getters looking to raise money for the work of Living Water International. Start your fundraising page today.

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  • Trips

    Become a well driller yourself! Join a week-long drilling or well repair trip to Central America or Haiti.

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Water and Health

At any given time, half of the world's hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from a water-related disease.

Nearly 90 percent of all diseases in the world are caused by unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene. Every year, there are 4 billion cases of diarrhea as a direct result of drinking contaminated water; this results in more than 2.2 million deaths each year ‐ the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing every day.

The weakest members of communities are the most vulnerable; every day water-related diseases claim the lives of 5000 children under the age of five. That?s roughly one every 15 seconds.

Clean water and sanitation are among the most powerful preventative medicines for reducing child mortality. They are to diarrhea what immunization is to killer diseases such as measles or polio: a mechanism for reducing risk and averting death.
- United Nations Development Program, 2006

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