We were spellbound when Sam, Living Water Uganda's Sustainability Coordinator, took the stage at our 2012 Gala to share stories from his home in Ntungamo and the war-torn Gulu of his youth. Less than a month away from this year's gala, be inspired by Sam's reflections from 2012!
Are you a blogger? Help us spread the word for those without clean water by publishing a post using our prompt. Then share your post's URL with us in the comments section! Make "748 million" personal. Do a little math and equate that number to something meaningful to you. Then write a quick post about the correlation you discover.
Yesterday we reflected on why development is difficult—our efforts are ineffective when we impose plans on communities hardest hit by the world's largest, systemic challenges. Read more to find out why ladies like these in Liberia give us hope.
While spending the summer in Africa, Jonathan Wiles, our VP for Program Excellence, returned to Kibera, the continent's largest slum. The first time he'd fixed eyes on it was 10 years ago—nothing has changed. His visit begs the question, why is development so hard?
Please give a great big, virtual welcome to Sara Olivieri! She joined our Houston team three weeks ago in a brand new position that will connect you even more with what's happening in the field. Get to know her a bit and keep an eye out for the great stories she helps us discover!