Helping people develop safe and sustainable water

The Water for Life Institute is a non-profit (501c3) organization incorporated in the state of Hawaii, USA. As an institute of the University of the Nations, Water for Life serves existing U of N projects as well as managing its own projects around the world. Water for Life has an independent trustee board and financial structure and serves communities in need regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity.

Water for Life uses a combination of appropriate water technologies, water health education and basic research so that communities can identify and solve their water problems. Our mission is not to simply provide safe water to those in need, but to train individuals and communities to create and maintain their own local water resources. We do so by a highly interactive process combining formal instruction with hands-on training.

Water for Life operates with an all volunteer staff, many of whom raise their own support as well as the finances needed to complete their projects.

See More of Our WorkOur goal is to help people gain the knowledge and experience they need to help themselves and their communities.

Uganda sits amongst some of the most war torn nations of Africa. Northern Uganda has seen almost 25 years of brutal rebel activity. To the north, South Sudan has seen an incredible 40 years of war and suffering between the Arab north and the black south. To the west the Democratic Republic of Congo has .had a vicious 8 years of fighting as the central government collapsed from within.