Blood:Water is an equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. They do this by identifying Africa’s hidden heroes and coming alongside their vision for change. Through technical, financial and organizational support, Blood:Water expands the reach and effectiveness of African civil society organizations and the communities they serve.

The Village Chapel has supported Blood:Water faithfully since 2005, one year after the nonprofit’s launch. Because of the generosity of our congregation, TVC has contributed more than $40,000 toward improving access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene training, as well as reducing the burden of HIV in African communities. A great example of this is in Rwanda, where Blood:Water’s local partner recently reached more than 3,600 individuals through water, sanitation and hygiene projects, specifically with the installation of water pipelines to overcome challenges with the terrain and proximity to clean water.

You can personally dive deeper into Blood:Water’s work in a variety of ways:

• See the life-changing work you’ve supported firsthand by joining Blood:Water on a Vision Trip to Africa. You will spend quality time with their local partners and the communities they serve. Contact Katy at [email protected] for more info.

• Become a volunteer or engage your community as a fundraiser for Blood:Water. You are the fuel to help end the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa. Contact Audrey at [email protected] with your questions and interest.

• Follow Blood:Water on social media via Facebook (/bloodwatermission), Instagram (@bloodwatermission) or Twitter (@bloodwater), and stay informed with exciting updates on the work in Africa and new campaigns and projects to support!