Hope, Purpose and New Life

August 2019 It was one of our last days visiting different sectors in Rwanda. Many men and women had shared how clean water has impacted their lives greatly, giving them… Read More

Clean Water Critical for Health Centers

Clean Water Critical for Health Centers Health centers are frequently the first point of care, especially for those in rural areas. They also are critical in responding to disease outbreaks,… Read More

A Grandmother and Her Place

Spring 2012 I heard pounding as we walked up to Violette’s home. Her grandmother was sitting on a stool, carved from a tree trunk, pounding cassava into flour. The work… Read More

Volunteers are Problem Solvers

Volunteers are Problem Solvers Damascene was fascinated as 20 Liters SAM3 Household filters began to appear around his small village. He was a local “fundi”, a handyman, problem solvers. Damascene… Read More

A Joyful Noise

October 2017   It was early October in rural Rwanda. The whole week had been dry. We had visited multiple churches with empty Rain Water Harvest Systems. The rainy season… Read More

Peace of Mind for Vestine

Peace of Mind for Vestine When we went to visit Vestine, she was at home with her young daughter. Her husband was at work and her two young sons were… Read More

Home and Family An Ocean Away

Fall 2019 Sometimes, it feels surreal that our three kiddos are growing up with a second home and family an ocean away from West Michigan. My family has been traveling… Read More


August 2019 It was our last day visiting the outlying sectors. We went to a small, but densely populated little village in Juru. We visited an elderly widow, Gloria, who… Read More

The Problem Was Dirty Water

The Problem Was Dirty Water Nepo and Venancie have lived in the rural area of Gashora in Rwanda since 1997. They are both in their sixties. Over the years, they… Read More

Clean Water Protects Children from Sickness

Clean Water Protects Children from Sickness   Emmanuel and Donatile live in rural Rwanda with their two children, Renee and Elisee. A few years ago, when the government provided public… Read More

Filled with Gladness

October 2017 We had left West Michigan on Saturday and it was Thursday. We were closer to the end of our trip than to the beginning. And while I don’t… Read More

Healthier Lives through Clean Water

Healthier Lives through Clean Water   Access to water plays a vital role in the well-being of families. But in rural areas with widespread poverty, there is never enough water… Read More

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