In Africa, ActiveWater is partnered with the 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, Blood:Water Mission and Seeds of Hope International Partnerships (SHIP).
In Asia, ActiveWater is partnered with the 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, Lifewater International and Cambodian Hope Organization (CHO).
Together, we are bringing clean water solutions, hygiene training, and improved sanitation projects to communities in need. To learn more about our partners, read their short biography below.
Blood:Water Mission was founded by the Grammy Award winning rock band, Jars of Clay, to respond to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and water crisis in Africa. Since its launch in early 2005, Blood:Water Mission has raised millions of dollars from tens of thousands of individuals seeking to make a difference. They have partnered with more than 1,300 communities in Africa, providing life-saving water and health needs for almost 800,000 people. Along the way, their initial 1000 Wells Project has expanded wholistically to include a variety of clean water solutions and sanitation and hygiene training, as well as funding health clinics, community health workers, and support groups, which help in the prevention, treatment, care and support of communities affected by AIDS.
Seeds of Hope International Partnerships (SHIP) is a Christian community development organization that trains and equips Zambians to address the most urgent problems within their own communities. SHIP began working in Zambia in 2003 and, within a decade, has established water points through newly drilled wells and repaired existing hand pumps to serve more than 500,000 people. Their desire is to equip communities with the tools necessary for lasting change by bringing knowledge in multiple areas of development; effectively reversing the downward cycle of poverty.
SHIP integrates appropriate development components within each community. Working with government officials, churches, NGOs, schools and other community leadership structures, SHIP brings hope and enables community ownership of the process of transformational community development.
Seeds of Hope International Partnerships
Since 1977, Lifewater International has worked to bring clean water, health, and wholeness to impoverished communities around the globe through focusing on contextually appropriate, low-tech development. A Christian not-for-profit organization, Lifewater has provided sustainable sources of clean water to more than two million people and trained thousands of gifted individuals in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to improve the well being of their people through water development and its accompanying work in sanitation and hygiene education.
Since 2002, Cambodian Hope Organization has been working with both rural and urban populations in Western Cambodia to create strong, self-reliant, and independent communities. To achieve this goal, CHO has provided educational opportunities to more than 3,700 children, dug 61 deep-water wells and 31 ponds, trained hundreds of youth in essential life skills and launched dozens of women heads of household into farming and fishing cottage industries. Central to CHO’s work in these communities is access to a safe and reliable source of water. Through partnership with Lifewater International and ActiveWater, CHO will bring transforming water and hygiene knowledge to communities where women and children are most at risk from contaminated water, from unexploded land mines, and from assault and abduction in their search for water.
Cambodian Hope Organization
*Photo submitted courtesy of Victor Huckabee, BWM.