Our Stories

Behind every statistic and every well drilled, lies a unique story.
Here are some of ours.

 

our stories

 

Tondabo Village Invests in the Solution

Tondabo Village Invests in the Solution

Members of the Tondabo village in the DRC are contributing to solve their own water crisis. Read More
04/18/2016
Eliminating Waterborne Disease, Death in the Congo

Eliminating Waterborne Disease, Death in the Congo

Visiting an old contaminated water source, director of implementation Matt Hangen reflects on our mission. Read More
04/15/2016
Shalom Drillers Bring Water and Freedom to the Congo

Shalom Drillers Bring Water and Freedom to the Congo

Thanks to Water4-trained drillers and Fight for the Forgotten, Mama Miriam, a blind and once untouchable woman, now has the freedom to fetch her own water. Read More
11/20/2015
Sanitation & Hygiene Training Serves a Total Clean Water Solution

Sanitation & Hygiene Training Serves a Total Clean Water Solution

Recently Water4 drill teams from five African nations converged in Uganda to learn how to further mobilize the communities they serve. Read More
10/06/2015
Ugandan Drill Team Brings Clean Water to Orphanage

Ugandan Drill Team Brings Clean Water to Orphanage

Because of the Young Men Drillers, 45 children and their caregivers have access to clean water for the first time in their lives. Read More
09/24/2015
Training Inspires, Propels the Solution in the Congo

Training Inspires, Propels the Solution in the Congo

When in-country drill teams train other in-country drill teams, reliance on outside aid becomes a thing of the past. Read More
07/21/2015
Zambian Drill Team Reinvesting Profits in Their Community

Zambian Drill Team Reinvesting Profits in Their Community

The Pambashe Drilling Enterprise exemplifies the Water4 model of self-reliance, sustainability, and service. Read More
07/06/2015
Former Water4 Intern Making Sustainable Change

Former Water4 Intern Making Sustainable Change

This rising leader and social entrepreneur is putting her passion and education to work in East Africa. Read More
06/30/2015
Driller Training Embodies Self-Reliance, Brotherhood

Driller Training Embodies Self-Reliance, Brotherhood

Training drill teams to train others is essential to Water4’s strategy of empowerment and the transfer of knowledge and technology. Read More
03/03/2015
Togolese Welder Leading the Way for Clean Water

Togolese Welder Leading the Way for Clean Water

"I saw the way his heart was, the way he understood the need for the gift of water in Togo," says Water4's Matt Hangen. Read More
02/28/2015
Zambian Women Manage Community Water Supply

Zambian Women Manage Community Water Supply

Chipi village women have formed a water committee to manage the ongoing maintenance costs of their Water4-installed well. Read More
02/24/2015
Water4 Hosts Kenyan Governors

Water4 Hosts Kenyan Governors

Water4 hosts a delegation of Kenyan government officials as part of a study and exchange program. Read More
07/20/2014
Training and Equipping Is a Critical Part of the Solution

Training and Equipping Is a Critical Part of the Solution

Seven potential new partners trained on the Water4 manual drilling method. Read More
05/16/2014
Drill Team Shows Solidarity in Sierra Leone

Drill Team Shows Solidarity in Sierra Leone

Over the last six months, this drill team completed wells in nine villages. But in the tenth, they ran into an unexpected challenge: a layer of granite rock. Read More
05/01/2014
Texas Family Raises $11,000 for Clean Water

Texas Family Raises $11,000 for Clean Water

Anabel Reid's family hosted a successful fundraiser for their daughter's memorial fund Read More
04/15/2014
Clean Water by the People of Togo, for the People of Togo

Clean Water by the People of Togo, for the People of Togo

Efforts in Togo bring clean water access to 8,000 people Read More
04/01/2014
Blazing a Trail in Kenya

Blazing a Trail in Kenya

Our 2014 Kenya Plan includes leadership and infrastructure development, identifying and training five drill teams, and drilling 200 wells. Read More
03/01/2014
First-Ever Manufacturing Facility in Ghana

First-Ever Manufacturing Facility in Ghana

New equipment on the ground in Ghana will equip Water4's first ever in-country manufacturing facility Read More
01/09/2014