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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…

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Blood:Water Featured by The Bridgespan Group

“I believe we can still offer trust-based grantmaking while also having reporting requirements that mutually support partner impact monitoring and storytelling.” (Nadia Kist, Blood:Water) Blood:Water and our Director of Africa Partnerships, Nadia Kist, were featured in the recent…

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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…


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


Two Things that Matter: A Letter From Dan Haseltine for Giving Tuesday

These are a couple of things that I know to be true. A person cannot live without water. A person cannot thrive without connection. In the day-to-day working-out of life, if we are privileged, we won’t spend too…


Counting Every Life Improved by Quality Hygiene and Sanitation

Here’s a look into how we measure the impact of sanitation and hygiene programming, an essential part of keeping communities and water sources safe and clean. Access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) are essential parts of our mission, and with our partners, we are working to provide these resources to as many people as we can… for good.


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…


Human Rights are at the Core of Our Work

  Our work of partnering with grassroots African organizations to address the water and HIV/AIDS crises changes lives forever. We do it because we believe that everyone deserves access to basic human rights, no matter what circumstances they…


Stand Together And Overcome – LCA Partner Update

LCA is placing WASH at the center of their efforts, emphasizing the importance that every household has access to a tippy tap, soap, and water. They are in the process of creating a workflow with support groups to produce their own soap to make sure they have a 3 month supply in addition to homemade respirators. They are also trying to implement hand-washing stations in all facilities, local markets, and community centers.


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