The movement for clean water

A child drinking water out of the faucet

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” Those that live in the United States often do not think twice about the source of their water or whether it is safe to bathe in or drink. It is a luxury that billions of people worldwide do not know, an […]

WATER FOR PEOPLE: Luci fights for the future


What do you do when the school where you’ve devoted your entire life has its source of water cut off, and your students are left to fend for themselves? Luci Ramirez has been a teacher for 30 years at Canton Xesic Primero, a school nestled in the hilly landscapes outside of Santa Cruz del Quiché, […]

WATER FOR PEOPLE : Hygiene Changes Everything


For Prisca, hygiene has changed everything. A mother of five, Pricsa lives in the Misanjo village, part of the Chiradzulu District in southern Malawi. She introduces herself with a huge smile. She is proud of her role in the community and the story she has to tell. In 2020, Water For People began working with […]

WATER FOR PEOPLE : Water Gives Time

Women at community handpump

The village Banashyam Nagar is in eastern India – nearly as far to the east in the country as you can go. It lies in the vast delta on the Bay of Bengal, formed by the confluence of several major rivers. Bright green fields are broken up by trees, homes, and ponds. Despite the networks […]