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How to collect *clean* water in a desert on top of a rock

Question: How do you provide a steady supply of clean water to about 1,500 people in this type of environment…. Annual rainfall is about 12-18 inches Sits atop bedrock, making a traditional borehole-style well impossible Nearest possible borehole location is about 47 miles away During the dry season, there may be 6 months without a drop […]

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Mom Keeps Family Healthy During Cholera Outbreak

In October 2010, a cholera epidemic spread through Haiti killing 3,300 and infecting more than 30,000 people. The island’s capital of Port-au-Prince, devastated by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake 10 months earlier, still lay in ruins with broken sewage lines, water pipes, buildings and roads. Having no prior exposure to cholera, Haitians feared the disease.  People […]

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Current facts about South Sudan on this historical day

Today — January 9, 2011 — is a historical day for South Sudan because it may lead to the independence of the South from the North, following Africa’s longest civil war. South Sudanese adults around the world will proudly cast their votes between today and January 15 in this referendum which resulted from a comprehensive […]

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In rural Sudan, education is about more than education

A few days ago, I interviewed my friend Sam Ruot who came to Phoenix as a refugee from South Sudan in 2001. I wanted to learn about education in his home country, and I learned that addressing education in many of the places FH works means addressing other critical issues at the same time. Sam […]

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One last look at 2010

Here’s just a quick snapshot for all you numbers people…. God showed his might in many ways in 2010, and we look forward to seeing what he has in store next. Happy New Year! Visit Poverty 180 to join this work in one of four areas: Education, Water, HIV/AIDS, Gender-based injustice.

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What it’s like to fight for clean water

I mentioned in the last blog post how FH works in some pretty harsh places — harsh especially when it comes to finding a steady source of clean water. Even for expert scientists and engineers, an endeavor like this can be messy, laborious and frustrating. In September, our friends at charity:water celebrated their fourth birthday. They’ve installed more than […]

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What it’s like to fight for clean water

I mentioned in the last blog post how FH works in some pretty harsh places — harsh especially when it comes to finding a steady source of clean water. Even for expert scientists and engineers, an endeavor like this can be messy, laborious and frustrating. In September, our friends at charity:water celebrated their fourth birthday. They’ve installed more than […]

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Clean water? Just poke a hole in the ground, and it’ll gush out, right?

Clean water — or the fact that one in eight people today can’t get it — is a hot topic. It might even be trendy to say that we who have it should help provide for those who don’t. I’m not saying this is a bad thing. It is great, and caring for those in […]

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Clean Water? Just Poke a Hole in the Ground, and It’ll Gush Out, Right?

Clean water — or the fact that one in eight people today can’t get it — is a hot topic. It might even be trendy to say that we who have it should help provide for those who don’t. I’m not saying this is a bad thing. It is great, and caring for those in […]

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