Thirst Relief Blog

Congo Volcano Eruption Intensifies Water Crisis

Despite abundant natural resources and precious metals, including large deposits of tantalum, a vital component in cell phones and laptops, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is among the world's most impoverished countries. Poor infrastructure, decades of civil...

The Dangerous Walk to Water

When it comes to water, most of us have it easy. Just one swipe of the tap and water is instantly at our disposal. Accessing water isn’t something people in wealthy countries associate with personal danger. Yet, the women and girls living in a developing country face...

Clean Water Brought Him Life and Hope

Fred Njuya’s story begins in a remote village in rural Uganda, where his mother left him in the care of his grandparents at the age of five months. He lived in extreme poverty in a small, grass-thatched house with his blind grandmother and alcoholic grandfather that...

Clean Water Saves Lives

The anguished cries of mothers and fathers, grandparents, aunts and uncles can be heard every minute of every day when their young child dies from diseases and conditions caused by unclean water. Hearts are shattered every 21 seconds when a child dies from...