Samaritan's Purse is working around the world in Jesus' Name to give communities clean water.

Every trip to get water proved costly for *Arwa. The journey was nearly two miles roundtrip to the closest source and sometimes she had to go multiple times a day. All that time away from her job as a school principal meant a reduced salary, making it harder for her to provide for her son.

Arwa no longer has to walk miles a day to transport water. Samaritan’s Purse recently helped provide safe water directly to her home in Yemen.

And Arwa wasn't the only one devoting precious time to gathering water. Many of the boys and girls at her school also missed valuable time in the classroom because they had to help their families fetch water.

Sadly, the water source was not only distant but also contaminated. Nonetheless, Arwa and the families in her remote village in Yemen had no other option. As a result, they were often sick with waterborne illnesses—leading to more missed school days.

So, Arwa was thrilled when Samaritan's Purse rehabilitated the water treatment facility within her community—offering families hope for a brighter, healthier future.

Today, Arwa no longer has to walk miles a day. She has safe water for drinking, bathing, cooking, and washing piped directly to her home.

I am thankful to Samaritan's Purse for the successful project here, Arwa said. I'm very happy. Children are in school, and the number of those affected by disease has decreased.

Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Projects Around the World

In addition to our work in Yemen, Samaritan's Purse has WASH projects in many countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Liberia, Niger, Ukraine, and more. As we bring clean water and sanitation to those in need, it opens doors for us to share about the Living Water.

Weah, who lives in River Gee County, Liberia, demonstrates the water filtration system given to his family by Samaritan’s Purse.

For instance, Samaritan's Purse is rebuilding wells and providing water filtration for families in remote areas of Liberia, where Weah and his family live. They were getting sick from contaminated water in their village, but then Weah attended a training at a local church where he received one of our filtration systems. Now he can treat water from a nearby spring and their health has improved. Through our training Weah also came to know the Lord Jesus Christ. I understood that I have not been living for God. I realized I was not ready to meet Jesus. But now I am. I have received Jesus into my life. I am grateful.

Samaritan’s Purse has provided more than 11 million gallons of clean water to Ukrainians since the war started in Feb. 2022.

In Ukraine, many basic services, including water, have been affected by the ongoing conflict. In response, Samaritan's Purse has provided over 11 million gallons of clean water during the past year. We drilled a well at Pastor *Sasha's church in the Donetsk region and now scores of people come there every day to fill up. “The water site is a huge blessing and a huge help,” he said. “Since the beginning of the war, a lot of people have changed their attitude toward the church.” As we partner to provide water, food, and other aid, Pastor Sasha said his church's services have now quadrupled in size.

*Name changed for security reasons.