Our Vision for Clean Water

Bread and Water for Africa® recognizes the critical need for clean water in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing. Access to safe water is vital to preventing waterborne illnesses and disease.

In many localities in sub-Saharan Africa residents have no choice but to collect water from likely contaminated sources containing parasites and diseases forcing them to risk illness and even death by consuming it. In addition, many children, particularly young girls, are forced to walk long distances daily to fetch water for their families carrying heavy containers full of water on their heads instead of being in school. 

WHAT Bread and Water for Africa® IS DOING

With your support, we install wells in communities where clean water is unavailable, locating the wells on the grounds of schools or health clinics providing the facilities with easy access to uncontaminated water, as well as allowing the members of the local community to also collect water benefiting thousands.


Water is life! We support programs that provide access to clean water and educate Africans about the importance of clean water for the prevention of diseases and the safe use and collection of water.


children at the Lamgie Full Cycle Elementary School in Ethiopia have clean drinking water from a well that was completed in May on the school grounds.

Latest News/Blogs

Solar Hot Water System Helps Keep Kenya Clinic Sanitary

The Kebeneti SDA Dispensary in Kericho, Kenya has been providing much-needed healthcare services to the people living in this underserved area of rural Kenya since 1966. But until recently, the doctors and staff managed to get by without a reliable supply of fresh...

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“Woha (Water) for Kombolcha” 5K Run/Walk!

A serious drought is having “immense impact” on people’s lives and livelihoods in Ethiopia, stated a United Nation Emergency Relief Coordinator who visited the country in January. The UN News Service reported that Ethiopian farmers are “still living on the brink…and...

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