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Every mom is a hero

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Another word for hero is mom


In the past 15 years, we’ve met hundreds of moms. Moms who, despite the burden of dirty water balancing on their back or head, are kind to their children, generous toward their communities, and hopeful for the future. 


Hopeful because they know clean water could change everything. Hopeful because there are people like you who care enough to make clean water happen.


As we celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday the 8th, we want to introduce you to a few of the inspiring moms we’ve connected with in our travels. Then, we’ll give you the chance to change everything for more moms and their families.



Sin and her husband waited a decade to have their second child. Despite earning decent salaries, they simply couldn’t afford it any sooner. A staggering 30% of their annual income was spent on medicine and weekly visits to the health clinic—both caused by dirty water. But then, BioSand Filters were built, and soon after, their daughter was born.



If you ask Umu the secret to her business’ success, she’ll tell you clean water. That’s because Umu used to wake up at 5:00 a.m. and walk to an 800-year-old-open well. Not only did the dirty water make her family sick, but it stole her time. Now, a water tap just outside of Umu’s home gives her the freedom to offer more hairstyling appointments and earn extra income for her family.



Seven trips a day. That was the norm for Mulitani. It took at least seven trips to the river to care for her family of seven. She’d wake up early to collect water, bathe and feed her kids, send them to school, and make the walk again…and again…and again. Until one day, a drilling rig arrived and struck liquid gold. The joy in Mulitani’s response was obvious, “I will take care of [the water] like I care for a new baby.”


A gift to all moms


If you’re looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift for a mom in your life, consider giving clean water in her honor. Or, you can give in support of all moms, all around the world. Your generosity will not only fund clean water, but the hope, joy, dignity, and opportunity that follow.


Moms are our world’s greatest heroes. Thank you for celebrating them with us and for believing that everyone deserves access to clean water. With you by our side, we see only brighter days ahead.

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