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What is Healing Waters International?
Posted By Web Team On March 16, 2009 @ 1:56 am In Partners | 7 Comments
The problem of contaminated drinking water is a serious one. 3.4 million people, mostly children, die from water-related diseases each year — that’s the equivalent of thirty-eight 777s crashing every day and killing everyone on board. — UNICEF/WHO, Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000
There are many organizations in this world building clean water  delivery systems in rural areas of the developing world, but the need for safe drinking water in more developed communities gets overlooked.
Communities may have water infrastructures in place, but the water that is distributed is contaminated. Purified bottle water is available in local stores, but not everyone can afford the “luxury” of clean water. Healing Waters International, one of our business partners, is changing that.
Healing Waters International  builds water purification systems at local churches in the developing world, and trains the church staff to operate the systems and manage the accounting. The churches then sell the water in their communities, typically for less than a quarter of the cost of store-bought water, and then sponsor community service projects with the revenue that remains.
Healings Waters International Mission Statement
To see safe water provided in the name of Jesus in every poor community of the world, Healing Waters International empowers local ministry partners to bring physical, social and spiritual transformation to poor communities by providing sustainable, safe water solutions.
What a remarkable mission!
Kind of sounds like, doesn’t it?
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 clean water: http://www.compassion.com/water-filters.htm
 Healing Waters International: http://www.healingwatersintl.org
 World Water Day 2009 is March 22: http://blog.compassion.com/world-water-day-2009/
 Inside a Healing Waters International Project: http://blog.compassion.com/inside-a-healing-waters-international-project/
 Healing Waters Ministry Model in Action: http://blog.compassion.com/healing-waters-ministry/
 Clean Water for Haiti: http://blog.compassion.com/clean-water-for-haiti-healing-waters-international/
 Sickness and Death Thwarted Again by Safe Drinking Water: http://blog.compassion.com/water-purification-plant-sickness-and-death-thwarted-again-by-safe-drinking-water/
 World Water Day 2011 — How Can Clean Water Make a Difference?: http://blog.compassion.com/world-water-day-2011/
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