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Friendly Water for the World is inspired by an engaged community. Supporters, donors, and partners regularly contribute not just their time, but also their thoughts, ideas, and feedback. They are interested in the progress we are making and the challenges we face along the way. We do our best to provide information for them through different platforms and in a variety of formats, from monthly Zoom Chats to social media and our newsletter. All of the big stories in our newsletter are hosted here so that our community and the general public can return to read them and share them with others.

On this page, you’ll discover the latest word on our programs, results, and organization. From Community Engagement to Rainwater Catchment Tanks in Zambia, we talk about every part of our work. We usually share at least a couple of updates a month here, organized in chronological order, while posting more frequent short updates on our Facebook page. If you have questions about a story, if there is a subject you’d like to know more about, or if you’re a partner looking to collaborate on content, please contact us.

curved bricks make the rounds

Curved Bricks Make The Rounds

Curved bricks, interlocked together as a rainwater catchment tank, are starting to appear in Kambiri, Kenya. The first 20,000 liter tank using these bricks was just completed near our Kakamega Center…

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Create A Legacy Through Charitable Giving

Create A Legacy Through Charitable Giving

We make charitable gifts to improve the lives of individuals, our communities, and the world. Interestingly though, charitable giving also makes a positive impact on you, the giver. Studies show that giving…

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multipurpose soap is cleaning up

Multipurpose Soap Is Cleaning Up

There is nothing like starting a new year with new opportunities. Especially when the old year was dominated by a global pandemic. In early January seven members of the Matsakha Development Group (MDG) Production Committee were trained…

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Make A Plan For Sustainability

Make A Plan For Sustainability

Lather, rinse, repeat. Or as we might say, WASH, rinse, repeat (WASH being Water and Sanitation, Hygiene). Three easy steps. If only every plan was so simple. Planning is something we have been spending a lot of time thinking about…

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Catching Rainwater and Opportunity

Catching Rainwater and Opportunity

For more than 100 years lead has been mined in Kabwe, Zambia. There have been few environmental safeguards and waterways have been used to carry waste with almost no restrictions. This is the area in which a Friendly Water for the World trained team…

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5 Lessons Learned

5 Valuable Lessons

In 2019 and 2020 the staff gathered together on many occasions to talk frankly about the last 10 years. They were the kinds of thoughts and conversations you often have when approaching a noteworthy anniversary or milestone. And they led to…

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10-year anniversary recap

10-Year Anniversary Recap

On Friday, November 27, Friendly Water for the World held an event to fundraise for our 2021 programs and to celebrate our first 10 years. There were over 70 participants who donated more than $20,000 towards programs in Kenya, Zambia, and India. The event…

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Gift bunching

Gift Bunching

There is barely one month left in 2020 and while many will be happy to put this year in the history books, there is still time left to take advantage of once in a decade charitable gifting opportunities and make an enormous impact on your community and the world.

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Better Bricks, Better Futures

In March of 2020, when our worlds seemed to be spinning out of control, we told you about projects we had just completed with the community of Monze, Zambia. These projects were managed…

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