For Randi Belisomo, holidays the past few years have been a struggle. As the ever-present air of gratitude at Thanksgiving quickly turns into the twinkling, joyful lights of Christmas, she is reminded that her late husband, Carlos, is no longer with her to experience the gleeful, celebratory moments. But earlier this year, Randi traveled with Living Water to disaster-stricken Haiti and life as she knew it, again, changed.
While it’s true that Living Water works around the world to drill and repair water wells, our work is more than that. Each well is a stone in the water, causing endless ripples throughout the communities where we work. Often, we don’t know the extent of this ripple effect; but one Sunday in Burkina Faso, Living Water’s Burkina Faso Country Director Geoffrey Richter got to witness it first-hand as the well he helped repair last summer opened the door to save someone’s life. Yes, we know clean water saves people’s lives...but this time was a little different.
Cheers rang out from the Living Water staff around 5pm Tuesday evening, but it had nothing to do with the end of the work day in Stafford, TX. Gathered outside...
HOUSTON, TX—September 30, 2011 was an evening to remember as more than 1,200 people gathered at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas, for Living Water International’s biggest gala ever.
After the massive earthquake that ripped across Haiti in January 2010, Living Water International’s work there went into overdrive—and that’s an understatement. The need for clean drinking water was more desperate than ever, with cholera running rampant through overcrowded tent cities and water trucks unable to keep up with demand. After the earthquake, Living Water’s output for rehabilitated wells more than doubled (from around 175 to around 450), plus the addition of a new drilling program in Port au Prince and another drill rig headed to Cap Haitian for a new drilling program there.