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World Water Day: Faith-Based Organizations Helping Those in Need of Water

It’s World Water Day! Every year on the 22nd day of March we promote the priceless efforts that are being put towards combating the water crisis. Today, there are more than 663 million people in the world without a dependable supply of safe water at home or nearby. Which means they travel countless miles to distant sources, while still having to cope with the adverse health impacts of contaminated water.

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The Sustainable Development Goals that were set in 2015 include the target to ensure that by 2030, everyone has access to safe water. This is because combating the water crisis is one of the most important issues in eradicating extreme poverty. On World Water Day, we highlight five faith-based organizations that focus on providing sanitation solutions and the supply of clean and safe water to people in need all over the world.

Water Missions International
Water Missions International is a non-profit Christian engineering organization delivering safe water and sanitation solutions in a sustainable way to people in the developing world and remote areas. The organization aims to provide water as it is the source of life and the foundation of good health, education, and viable economies. Water Missions International has been able to help and bring relieve to more than 2.4 million people across the globe.

As a Christian organization, Lifewater chooses not to simply hire staff to drill wells or to fix hand pumps to those in need, but they also make it their mission to help people in a sustainable way by training and equipping locals with the skills to access, use and maintain water supplies. Lifewater’s training includes Biblically-based principles on hygiene lessons to demonstrate how much people’s health and flourishing matters.
Parmarth Niketan Ashram
H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji is a world-renowned spiritual leader as president of Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. It is one of the largest spiritual institutions in the country. Following the Temple to Toilets program, Swami initiated the Ganga Action Parivar (GAP) which is meant to clean up the river. GAP provides toilets and taps, plants and works to construct sustainable solutions to manage solid waste effectively and efficiently.

Living Water
Living Water International was started to help communities desperate for clean water. This faith-based organization implements participatory and community-based water solutions in developing countries. Since Living Water began, they have completed more than 18,000 water projects, and they are far from finished! They help those in need by involving communities from the first moment; the only way to make aid sustainable.

Holy Water Group
Holy Water Group is a water well drilling ministry that is based in South Carolina. Since 2004 it has worked towards the goal; to assist other ministries with clean water issues in remote regions of Central America. Because of their specialty in drilling, they give aid through training on location, so that local communities learn how to drill, collect rain water and filtrate it. The Holy Water Group uses methods that will allow the locals to work with materials that are readily available to them in their immediate environment.

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