Projects to Watch

Dorothy Tells You What Clean Water Means to Her Village

Fourteen-year-old Dorothy is all too used to skipping school. Before a well was installed near her home in Chirombo, Malawi, she and the other girls in her village spent the majority of their time fetching water for their homes.

Celebrating One Year of Clean Water in Sierra Leone

It was the dry season in Sierra Leone, which meant that everything involving water— bathing, washing clothes, cooking, and even drinking—was difficult for Mamie. 

Two New Children's Homes in Uganda!

Two years ago, our Children's Homes in Uganda were bursting at the seams. With sixty-one children living in our original circle of seven homes, we were above capacity. And with our young boys and girls becoming teenagers, our in-country staff recommended a separate circle of homes. (Not to mention there are hundreds of orphaned children in the surrounding area who are living in child-headed households and are desperate for a home and a family to care for them.)

Dominicans Lead the Charge toward Clean Water

Dave Thomas watches proudly as Yelin, a young man who grew up in Children of the Nations' (COTN) child sponsorship program in the village of Altagracia, Dominican Republic, sets up the water purification system. Dave, an expert in clean water systems, has been training Yelin on how to use this one. Yelin pours one small cup of salt into a long tube of water and sends an electric charge through the water using a large battery.

Clean Water Flows in Ngolala Junction for the First Time!

Deep in the middle of the dry season in Sierra Leone, a group of elders gathered in a circle. They stood in the heat of the day, the dry dust dispersed through the air from so many shuffling feet, and witnessed one of the most momentous occasions in the short history of their small village.

Graduates W.A.S.H. Their Way to a Healthier Future

They gathered from five Dominican slums. Once from rival communities with opposing gangs and enmities that went back for generations, the graduates showed no tension as they laughed and congratulated each other. 

How You Brought Clean Water to a Malawian Village

Getting sick is a scary thing in the remote village of Chirombo, which is far from any hospitals or doctors.  And because the main water source used to be shallow wells along the river, twelve-year-old Telina was sick a lot. Telina says stomachaches, diarrhea, skin rashes, and tapeworms were part of daily life for her.  She hated being sick, especially because it caused her to miss school.  

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