Photo Friday

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 by Charlie Lowell

Last month at the Tumaini Clinic in Marsabit, Kenya, three babies in our PMTCT (Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission) program were tested for HIV and all three tests came back negative! With proper counseling, medication and monitoring, it is entirely possible for an HIV-positive pregnant mother to deliver a baby free of HIV.We believe that we […]

We’re Over Halfway There!

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 by Laura Blucker

The Back to School season is almost over! We want to thank you for sending 1,077 kids back to school so far this year! Your funds are making a direct impact in the lives of African children.

Being a Patient in Uganda

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 by Jena Lee Nardella

Our UNC interns spent the summer working at New Life Medical Center in Uganda. Well, Brianne became sick from malaria and got to experience what it’s like to be an actual patient. Check out her take from the other side of the hospital curtain.

What are you going to say YES to today?

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 by Mike Lenda

Kids amaze me. This summer, I have spent a lot of time at events and festivals sharing the Blood:Water story, inviting people to participate in our Lemon:Aid campaign—the simple act of putting together some water, sugar, ice and lemons to make a difference in the lives of our friends in Africa. Yet, sometimes, I feel […]

Fall Semester Has Begun

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 by Jena Lee Nardella

And, just like that, the summer season at Blood:Water has come to a close. Fall is getting ready to gear up, so that means we have a new round of interns. Meet Dustin our marketing intern for the fall semester.

Photo Friday

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 by Charlie Lowell

Thanks to your partnership, these children in northern Kenya have a water catchment tank at their school.  They are able to attend class and are in good health.  They are the doctors, teachers and diplomats of the next generation. You are the fuel to end the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa.

Three Tips for Traveling in Africa

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 by Courtney Baker

As I prepared for my first trip to Africa with Blood:Water, I was a little nervous about packing everything I needed. Actually, I was more nervous about having everything I needed for 10 days and fitting it into carry-on luggage (ladies are you with me).

A Reminder

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 by Jake Smith

“What is that thing?” That was my wife’s first question as I pulled out the strange and dirty object out of my bag upon returning from Africa.

A Better Birthday Gift

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 by Laura Blucker

Today, our very own Mike Hamilton turns 51 years old. This year, he’s asking for a different kind of gift. Instead of receiving birthday gifts for himself, he wants to raise enough money to provide 51 children in Africa with a lifetime’s supply of clean, safe water. Just $20 per person is all it takes […]

First Day in Kenya

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 by Courtney Baker

In my previous post about my journey to Africa, I wrote about what it’s like to stand in the middle of a village and realize no one has access to water. While in Turbi, Kenya, there were several first for me, along with the realization that the thirsty were all around me. Just to give […]


Posted on Aug 11, 2014 by Michael Dean

We are all probably aware of the recent and brief water crisis that happened in Toledo. Toledo produced two microcystin (algae) sample readings in late July, and, as a result, there was a drinking water ban in Toledo.

My Journey to Africa

Posted on Aug 05, 2014 by Courtney Baker

In July, I set out on a journey. As one of the newest members of the staff here at Blood:Water, the journey was my first trip to visit local partners on the ground in Africa. Leading up to the trip, I tried to prepare myself mentally and physically for what I would experience along the […]

What It’s About

Posted on Aug 04, 2014 by Jena Lee Nardella

I greeted Saturday morning with a bad attitude. My alarm went off at 5:15a, just 25 minutes after I had gone back to bed after nursing Jude. I threw my bags together and hustled out the door to join the Jars guys in a van with a trailer, headed for Atlanta.

Baby Angel

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 by Jena Lee Nardella

Our UNC interns were blessed with opportunity to meet a woman who successfully prevented the spread of HIV to her child. Read more of this touching story.

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