Our Founders and Board of Directors:
Clayton Davie Jr.
Dr. Kay Honea
Dr. Byron Ketcham
Dr. Tim Thompson
Sherri Jackson Pereira
Our Founders and Board of Directors have all participated in mission trips to Tanzania and other parts of Africa and have seen, first hand, the devastating effects of poverty, waterborne diseases, lack of health care and recognized the urgent need for safe clean water for the communities there. Access to safe water is one of the leading humanitarian problems in the world. They also recognized that safe clean water on church property would attract the local community to come to the church where they could share the safe water and be introduced to the Gospel message.
- The Lord led us to realize that we could best fulfill our mission to the local churches in Tanzania by focusing on providing safe clean water (on church property) to churches and pastors to reduce illness and deaths due to unsafe water and give the pastor an outreach tool to invite the community to the church to share the safe water and share the Gospel. The results are amazing when you view our project list and photos.
- Our administrative personnel are all volunteers and our Board members fund miscellaneous administrative expenses so 100% of your donated funds are used to complete the water purification installations in Tanzania. The need for safe clean water and to bring the community to Christ is great and we ask for your help.
- Safe Water Africa supports Vision for Ministries Foundation in Tanzania which oversees and coordinates installation and start-up of all water purification projects. They are registered with the Tanzanian government under the non-profit non-governmental organization Act and led by Mr. Joel Rugano in Dar es Salaam. In Tanzania, they have a network of pastors, church leaders and other volunteers who identify the churches in areas where water purification is needed most and then install the water purification systems after the equipment and resources are provided by Safe Water Africa.
- We have completed 42 projects in 13 different provinces (regions) in Tanzania which have helped thousands by reducing illnesses and deaths from typhoid, cholera, dysentery, etc and have brought many to Christ. Twelve (12) more projects are currently being planned. Safe Water changes everything!