Today is World Water Day – a means of focusing attention on the importance of fresh water for everyone.

Sources of clean drinking water are almost non-existent in many parts of Ethiopia and the diseases that result from drinking contaminated water are deadly.  Typhoid, Cholera, Dysentery and parasites are all transmitted through dirty water. 


Our ministry director, Joy Casey, recently visited a woman living in Korah who, along with her son, was suffering the devastating effects of Typhoid and Giardia – you can read about her story here. These are the types of families we want to provide with a means to get clean drinking water.

Adoption Ministry of YWAM Ethiopia has been providing bio-sand water filters to many families and communities through our YWAM Gift Catalog.  But these cement filters, while effective, are large and heavy.

We’ve recently connected with a wonderful ministry – The King’s Storehouse – who will supply us with portable water filter kits that we can send to Ethiopia with mission teams.  These small, lightweight kits (only 6 oz. each) remove all disease-causing bacteria, parasites and protozoa.  They contain a water purifier, adapter, hose and filter cleaner.  They can filter 5 gallons of water in 20 minutes and can provide up to 170 gallons of clean water per day.  The buckets are easy to get in-country so these kits can be widely distributed with instructions on how to use and maintain them.

portable water purifier kit

These filters can be donated through our YWAM Gift Catalog for $40 each.  All money received for these filters is will be sent to The King’s Storehouse. 

We hope you think of these each time you drink a glass of clear water!  Now enjoy this award-winning film “Refresh.”