Empowering people to create thriving villages and lasting change

Real transformation can only come from within a community. Lifewater works with the strengths and skills already present in a village, empowering leaders to create lasting change from within.

When local leaders encourage their neighbors to make life-saving sanitation and hygiene changes, the entire village rises. Children become healthy. Mothers and fathers have more time to work, and safe water flows in abundance from the community water source.

People Impacted
309Hours +
Training Communities
Skilling Programs
Projects Intiated
Women Supported
Relevant SDG Targets from our Projects

Sustainable Development Goals

To enhance quality project delivery, transparency and accountability to our donors and the greater public, the following goals and targets outline our program’s success measures and the outcomes we expect to achieve.

Increased Access to Quality Education (SDG 4)

Breaking the vicious circle of poor education, low productivity and persistent poverty is crucial for promoting inclusive economic growth and decent jobs for all. Education, as well as being an end in itself, is also a means to getting a decent job, especially for young people, while lifelong learning is indispensable in order to keep up with the changing skills needed for the labour market. Skills development is also essential to address the opportunities and challenges to meet new demands of changing economies and new technologies in the context of globalization

Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)

Improving affordable access to water and sanitation through the construction of wells, toilets, rainwater harvesting systems and other small-scale water systems, restoration of drinking water sources, or engaging in awareness and education initiatives that promote good hygiene practices. Access to safe drinking water, basic sanitation, and improved hygiene has a major impact on human health, education, economic development, women empowerment, and ecosystem quality. Engaging in WASH issues with local communities through improving physical access and/or supporting behavioral change can lead to decreased disease, better health, poverty reduction, and new opportunities for growth.


  • Our staff show villages how their current practices are making them sick. The process creates communities who are knowledgeable about their health and willing to make critical changes.
  • Local leaders undergo a series of trainings to become water access, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilitators. Once certified, they’re assigned a group of homes, and they begin teaching families how to practice life-saving healthy habits and unite for safe water.
  • Villages elect respected leaders responsible for collecting user fees and managing the new water source. Women are the most knowledgeable about water collection, so they hold at least 50% of the seats.
  • Once a village has reached its minimum of 90% healthy homes, the water source can begin construction. Our team engineers a custom water source for that community and construction begins.