Living Water International is an organization dedicated to providing clean and safe water to people around the world.
LWI is an implementer of participatory, community-based water solutions in developing nations. In its 18-year history, LWI has completed nearly 7,000 community water projects in 26 countries, which provide safe, clean water to 9.5 million people every day.
It all began in 1990, when a group from Houston, Texas traveled to Kenya and saw the desperate need for clean drinking water. They returned to Houston and founded a 501(c)3 non-profit. The fledgling organization equipped and trained a team of Kenyan drillers, and LWI Kenya began operations the next year under the direction of a national board.
That pattern continues today in LWI’s 26 countries of operation; LWI trains, consults, and equips, empowering local people to implement solutions in their own countries.
Remembering the life-changing nature of that first trip in 1990, LWI also leads hundreds of volunteers on trips each year, working with local communities, under the leadership of nationals, to implement water projects. It’s hard to know which lives are changed more—those “serving” or those “being served.”
LWI’s world-class training programs in shallow well drilling, pump repair, and hygiene education have equipped thousands of volunteers and professionals in the basics of integrated water solutions since 1997.
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