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Celebrating 20 Years – A Letter from the Executive Director

Written by: Jake Smith, Executive Director of Blood:Water Over two decades ago, on a flight home from Africa, our founder, Dan Haseltine, penned a vision in his journal: ‘Blood:Water Mission. Clean blood and clean water for Africa.’ This…

Ephy Imbali from CABDA engages with community members at a safe water project

World Water Day 2024

World Water Day is March 22. For the Blood:Water Community, it is a time to both celebrate and recommit ourselves to the work of ending the water crisis.


World Aids Day – A Letter to the Editor Featured in The Tennessean

Click here to read Blood:Water’s executive director, Jake Smith’s letter in The Tennessean. While it is a day to recognize how far we’ve come in the fight against the global AIDS/HIV epidemic, it is also a day to…

Blood:Water team members walking through an African village

Same As It Ever Was?

Written by: Dan Haseltine I recently had the privilege of attending a screening of what film critics have collectively agreed is the greatest concert film of all time. No, it wasn’t the Taylor Swift Eras Concert, ha! It…

Africa Forward

Blood:Water Joins Catalyst 2030’s Africa Forward Initiative


It’s Time to Stop Playing Around – 20 Years and Where Are We?

Written by Dan Haseltine Since 2000, 1.8 billion people have gained access to basic drinking water services, however more than two billion continue to lack safely managed services. Our work partnering with community-based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa is…


Blood:Water for The Tennessean: Accountability for Clean Water Starts at the Local Level


Introducing Our New Partner in Kenya, Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust!

Because we want to make sure that our work in the HIV/AIDS and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) spheres is making a true and lasting difference, we work with grassroots, locally-led organizations based in eastern and southern Africa…


2021 Classy Award Winner

  We are thrilled to announce that out of the 1,400 nonprofits and social enterprises nominated, Blood:Water is a 2021 Classy Award Winner in the Social Innovation category! This year, 13 awards were distributed across four categories: Social…


Leader of the Year – Jimmy Katuma

Each year, Blood:Water honors one of our active partners with the Blood:Water Leader of the Year award. Today, we are showcasing Jimmy Katuma, the Executive Director of Community Partnership for Relief and Development (COPRED) in Malawi! Jimmy commits himself and COPRED to delivering the highest integrity of implementation to their beneficiary communities, and reflects the same posture when it comes to the integrity of their work.


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