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Revealing Hope for the Future

  Negesti’s greatest desire is to care for her daughter, Metasebiyo. But there was a time she feared that wasn’t possible.   When Metasebiyo was 10 years old, Negesti learned that she was HIV-positive. Without family nearby, she…

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Champion for Clean Water

  The muscles in my back strain as I stand back up and wipe the sweat from my forehead. Even though the sun has only begun to peek out, the heat gets to me and my knees feel…

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A Special Message from Leon: A Red Tie Gala Update

Last year, we were honored to have Leon Mbae, from the Tumaini Medical Center in Isiolo, Kenya, join us for the Red Tie Gala. This year, he has a special message for those who generously gave during last…

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Addressing Water Shortage in a Desert Community

Bubisa means “windy place.” It is a harsh, desert environment in northern Kenya, where scarce resources like water are critical for survival for the people and their livestock, upon which they depend. In 1954, a borehole was installed…

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The Difference You’ve Made for Dominah

It’s hard to imagine life without water. It’s intertwined with our existence every single day. Dominah and her children’s lives were changed forever when they received access to clean water for the first time, but no one deserves…

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Responding to a Beloved Friend’s Dream

Excerpt from “One Thousand Wells”: “As Milton, Joel, and I stood upon the expanse of the barren land, we could see it. We could see the clinic that would bring hope to a community wrought with loss. A…

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A Center of Growth for a Community

Earlier this month, Nadia Kist, our technical director, visited Ethiopia ACT. ACT is our local partner in Suki, an informal settlement on the southwestern edge of Addis Ababa. She went to begin the Institutional Development Framework assessment process,…

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Working Toward Zero Discrimination

Much of the battle against HIV happens in clinics and hospitals. However, true transformation happens when the whole person is addressed. A beautiful example of this is the work happening at the Tumaini Medical Center in Isiolo, Kenya,…

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Small Changes, Big Difference for Joyce’s Family

Joyce lives in Kaloko, Zambia. She’s a mother of three, determined to do everything possible to protect the health of her family. Since receiving a biosand filter in her home, Joyce has also joined the Healthy Home Initiative…

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Join Us in Wishing Alfred a Very Jerry Christmas

This is Alfred. He lives in Rwanda with his grandmother and cousins. Each day, he walks for water two times. He fills a heavy jerry can in a river, and carries it home so his family will have…

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