How to Give Clean Water

In American culture, we often take for granted how vital water is. Water is the most fundamental resource for sustaining life. Although not ideal, you could live for up to three weeks without food. However, you can only live for three days without water. Even though water is absolutely essential for life, more than 748 million people worldwide are without access to clean, safe drinking water. In third-world countries where the inability to access clean water is most prevalent, entire villages of people are trapped in the cycle of poverty because they are forced to spend several hours every day collecting water and must sacrifice working or attending school.

Over 3 million people die every year from either lack of access to safe drinking water or waterborne illness due to lack of sanitation. Nearly all of the deaths caused by lack of safe drinking water happen in developing third world countries.

You can give clean water to people in need all over the world. There are many ways that you can get involved to help us do our part to end the water crisis, one small village at a time. With the support of people just like you, Hydromissions gives reliable access to clean, safe drinking water and sanitary restroom facilities.

Panama 2015

Lives Touched

Hydromissions returned to the islands off the coast of Panama to continue to support the village of Ngobe people adjacent to the Wood family missionaries from the state of Washington. In the past, Hydromissions provided a well, latrine, hygiene education and additional well drilling training. The homes in the village are spread around two different terrains. One cluster of homes is built over the water, mixed in with the mud and mangroves. The other cluster of homes is built on the hills, out of the tidal flood zone. The homes on the hill have closer access to the well built in 2014. The particular cluster of houses built in the mangroves has a man who is bedridden (paralyzed) and his daughters paddle their cayuco (canoe) over every day to get water. In addition, a new school was constructed in the village.