Reflections on a Trip to Africa: Dignity, Faith, and Being Truly Helpful
On a visit with some of our Kenyan partners, Hannah got to see firsthand some of their work in their communities and why we do what we do. Here’s her reflection on the trip and what she learned about creating sustainable change.
What is Sustainable Development? Proven Ways We and Our Partners Commit to It
Though we hear the term a lot, what exactly is sustainable development, and why should I as an individual be concerned? We lay out our definition in terms of our work with our partners who are changing lives on a daily basis.
How is Water in African Schools? See Our Expert Partner’s New Campaign
Schools need adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene for every child to reach their full potential. See how this is progressing, and how our African partner is setting a worldwide example by leading the way in their community.
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…
COVID-19 in Africa Pt. II: How Partners Supported and Protected Community Needs
How did hero organizations like our partners immediately respond to the situation in their communities, to make sure everyone got the healthcare they needed? Here’s part 2 of our series on COVID in Africa.
How Africa United to Protect Its People Against COVID-19
“Public health in Africa has been a story of neglect and dependency,” says Dr. John Nkengasong, the first director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control, in an interview with the New York Times about how they’ve…
What Launching World Impact in $40 Million Looks Like
If you’ve had the chance to read our newsletter last October, you saw our announcement that we had reached the stupendous milestone of raising $40 million since the beginning of our organization. Seventeen years ago, a Grammy Award-winning band had the audacious goal to help end two of the world’s greatest health crises. Joined by an incredibly passionate recent college graduate, they set out to do this by raising support all across the country, one person and one dollar at a time.
Thank You For Standing With Us in 2021
In reflecting on the end of the year, I remarked to our team this week that what excites me the most about year-end giving is not hitting a budget goal or tracking the number of gifts that…
What is Capacity Building? One Focus of Sustainable Development
One of the foundational elements of the Blood:Water model is organizational strengthening (OS): the capacity building processes our partners invest in to improve their institutional and technical capacities for the delivery of high-quality programs and efficacy of their missions. We started our OS program in 2015, and since then, we have already seen amazing strides in our partners’ growth and our ability to be a helpful resource for them in this area!