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Water for Life International: Programs Bringing Life Back to Communities

Water for Life is Involved in Most Emergency World Projects & Focuses Programs on Prevention


Projects & Programs: Water for Life International (WFLI) has provided emergency response to some of the world’s most horrific natural disasters by providing clean safe drinking water to entire communities of suffering victims. WFLI also focuses programs on the prevention of waterborne diseases by providing easily accessible safe drinking water in developing countries worldwide.

Water for Life - Project Bolivia, Flooding Disaster

Bolivia: "WFLI responded to Bolivia's worst flood disaster in 25 years"... more

In early 2007 WFLI responded to the worst flood disaster Bolivia had experienced in 25 years, Water for Life was able to assist by bringing and installing a Living Water™ Treatment System in the Santa Cruz province displacement camp. Reports estimated that nearly 14,000 families had bee displaced. Water for Life International was able to supply clean, safe drinking water for roughly 1,000 of these families or 5,000 people a day.
Water for Life - Project Burma, Union of Myanmar Disaster

Union of Myanmar: "The most catastrophic natural disaster in Myanmar’s (a territory formerly known as Burma) history"... more

In May 2008, WFLI and Water Missions International (WMI), in collaboration with Samaritan’s Purse, responded to the most catastrophic natural disaster in Myanmar’s history - Cyclone Nargis. Nargis killed over 145,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands. WFLI and WMI placed 6 water systems, providing clean drinking water for more than 20,000 people a day in the Provinces of Seik Ma and Kanuang Shawn Kin of Ayeyarwaddy and in Ward 11 of Maubin Township. The units have since become the new community centers and are over sought by a group of seven elders trained by our water engineers in the maintenance of the systems.

In addition to providing safe drinking water, WFLI’s sister organization, Variety Children’s Lifeline, sent a medical team to Myanmar in the fall of 2008, who performed a mobile clinic throughout the country for one week. The team helped approximately 2,000 children and their families during their one week stay, administering antibiotics and other medicines to help prevent the all too common presence of waterborne diseases.”
Water for Life - Project China Earthquake Disaster

China: "An 8.0 earthquake shook Southern China killing nearly 70,000"... more

In May of 2008, immediately following the Cyclone in Burma, an 8.0 earthquake shook the Sichuan Province of Southern China killing nearly 70,000 people and leaving 4.8 million people displaced. Millions of homes were left razed to the ground. Water for Life International and Water Missions International responded to the devastating earthquake in China by providing 12 Living Water™ Treatment Systems benefiting approximately 50,000 people per day.

Water for Life International was directly responsible for 3 of the 12 Living Water™ Treatment Systems placed in Luoshui, Lungju and Yinghua between May 27th and May 30th, three of the worst hit areas of the Sichuan Province. The Sichuan province is considered the agricultural center of China. Sichuan is also rich in mineral resources and is a major industrial region. It is also the 6th most populous region of the world. Reconstruction of basic infrastructure continues. The province is not expected to make a full recovery for several more years.
Water for Life - Project Indonesia Tsunami Disaster

Indonesia: "In December 2004 the deadliest tsunami the world has ever seen "... more

In December 2004 the deadliest tsunami the world has ever seen hit the coastlines of Southeast Asia. Parts of Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia were virtually eradicated. Over 230,000 people were killed, one-third of them children, and more than 1.1 million people were left homeless and displaced. WFLI responded immediately to the disaster by raising over $1 million for disaster relief aid that was distributed between Sri Lanka and Indonesia. WFLI installed 10 Living Water™ Treatment Systems on the island of Simeuleu in Indonesia, serving 50,000 people suffering from natural disaster and disease due to the lack of potable drinking water. While many organizations distributed bottled water to the suffering victims, no other organizations provided sustainable systems to ensure a continuous flow of clean drinking water daily.
Water for Life - Project Nicaragua Hurricane Felix Disaster

Nicaragua: "Hurricane Felix roared into Nicaragua & Honduras in September 2007"... more

Just after delivery of the water systems to Peru, Hurricane Felix roared into Nicaragua and Honduras in early September 2007, with Nicaragua bearing the brunt of the storm. Hurricane Felix hit with a maximum strength of a category 5 storm, with winds up to 160 miles per hour.

The devastation resulted in 130 dead, 73 missing, 19,202 houses damaged and 188,726 people displaced. Clean water, again, was a major concern and Water for Life International was contacted. Seven systems were delivered and installed between September 9th and 16th, and three more systems were installed in October. Ten systems in all were provided by Water for Life and Water Missions International, reaching 15,000 people. The donors’ names are identified on each system with a plaque. Individual thanks go to: Judge Terry Breaux, Randy Woods, Susan Sullivan, Fiona Tudor and Variety Children’s Lifeline.
Water for Life - Project Peru Earthquake Disaster

Peru: "On August 15, 2007, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake hit Peru "... more

On August 15, 2007, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake hit Peru just outside of Lima in areas where people were already scraping a living. The earthquake resulted in over 500 fatalities, approximately 1,300 injuries, and more than 35,000 homes destroyed. It also destroyed 4 hospitals and left 11 hospitals suffering severe damage. In the weeks following, over 150,000 people had no access to clean and safe drinking water.

By August 25th, with a collaborative effort between Water for Life International and Water Missions International, we sent five Living Water™ Treatment Systems to Lima to be set up in the areas most affected. A fundraiser was held in Del Mar, California which brought in over $90,000 for the purchase of 5 systems, giving more than 20,000 people access to clean, potable water and a chance for survival.
Water for Life - Project Sierra Leone Waterborne Disease

Sierra Leone: "Currently Sierra Leone is the world’s poorest country"... more

Recently Water for Life International installed two Living Water™ Treatment Systems in the Capital city of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Currently Sierra Leone is the world’s poorest country according to the United Nations Development Index. Water for Life's Living™ Water Treatment Systems were placed at the Door Christian Fellowship Church in Freetown, a central location to three grade schools, now providing easily accessible clean water to over 8,000 school children. Supported by Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, the project had a great foundation.

In conjunction with the installment of the Living Water™ treatment units, Water for Life International teamed up with Variety Children’s Lifeline to perform a temporary clinic in the same area. Water for Life International found that too many children were dying from easily curable waterborne diseases. Providing clean water was not enough. The people also needed to be given treatment for their already existing diseases. The pilot program demonstrating collaboration between the two charities was a huge success; Pastor Edward Saffa of the Door Christian Fellowship Church of Kissy Junction reported that there were no new cases of typhoid during the month following the joint mission.
Water for Life - Project Burma, Union of Myanmar Disaster

Sri Lanka: "In December 2004, the deadliest tsunami to impact humanity hit Asia"... more

In December 2004, the deadliest tsunami to impact humanity hit the region of Southeast Asia. In Sri Lanka alone 35,000 people were killed and another 515,000 were left homeless. Working with our partner, Water Missions International, we were able to install 49 Living Water™ Treatment Systems in Sri Lanka following the tsunami, serving approximately 245,000 people. Sri Lanka, already in a state of civil war for more than 20 years when the tsunami hit, found themselves immensely impacted by the disaster. Rebels blocked relief agencies from reaching the occupied Jaffna Peninsula where thousands of suffering victims had no access to food or water in the days after the tsunami. Political tensions worsened as aid poured in, resulting in an upsurge of fighting. The economy would also see long lasting effects from the tsunami. Sri Lanka’s fishing industry, once the heart of the economy, was demolished overnight. It will take decades for the sea life population to recover from the destruction. Tourism took a major hit as well. Today, Sri Lanka faces a more positive future with the recent end to the longstanding civil war, the death of the main opposition leader Vellupilai Prabhakaran and almost four years of reconstruction.
Water for Life - Project Burma, Union of Myanmar Disaster

America: "In 2005 Hurricane Katrina left entire neighborhoods submerged in water"... more

In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the coasts of Mississippi and Louisiana breaking the main levee that protected New Orleans and leaving entire neighborhoods submerged in water. Hurricane Katrina killed at least 1,800 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

In emergency response to the devastation Water for Life International sent 25 Living Water™ treatment systems to be installed in between Mississippi and Louisiana providing clean drinking water to over 125,000 hurricane survivors. Now that many of the towns and cities in the region have been rebuilt, WFLI has relocated the units abroad to areas where there is a desperate need for clean drinking water. Though, some still remain to serve the thousands of people still living in trailers displaced from their homes.

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