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Our Vision:  A world in which no one is forced to drink dirty water or cook on harmful open fires


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Lifeline’s new C.E.O Wayne L. Firestone 
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Lifeline seeks to spark catalytic change across the developing world through low-cost and highly replicable interventions that profoundly improve the quality of human life.



Lifeline is addressing the two conditions most responsible for the plight of impoverished and vulnerable individuals in Sub Saharan Africa and Haiti – lack of access to clean drinking water and a clean and efficient way of cooking.
CLEAN SAFE COOK STOVES Lifeline promotes clean fuel-saving stoves to mitigate the deadly effects of indoor air pollution, reduce deforestation and combat poverty.
CLEAN SAFE WATER WELLS Lifeline implements clean water and sanitation projects to eliminate water-borne disease and improve the quality of life for rural communities that lack access to safe drinking water.


Impoverished individuals who were drinking from contaminated sources and wasting countless hours each year collecting water have gained access to clean drinking water.  The impact has been to profoundly improve their health and livelihood.

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Indigent villagers and urban dwellers who use wood and/or charcoal for cooking have gained access to clean and affordable fuel-saving stoves in Africa and Haiti.  The impact has been vast savings in both time and money as well as a dramatic reduction in exposure to toxic smoke.

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Lifeline has formed a wide variety of partnerships with both donor and implementing organizations that have been critical to the success of its clean water and clean cooking projects.


Creating income generating opportunities for women in Africa and Haiti.


Lifeline and D&E Green Enterprises combine forces to build a profitable cook-stove enterprise in Haiti.


The CHC approach is a participatory and unifying one that has proven effective in mobilizing community members to take responsibility for their collective health and quality of life.

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Providing Fresh Water Wells in Northern Uganda

Lifeline commenced its clean water program in 2006 with a focus on vulnerable communities in Uganda. Lifeline addresses both the “hardware” and “software” challenges to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) through the combined efforts of drilling boreholes and teaching proper hygiene and sanitation practices. Lifeline’s efforts in the water space include the training of Water User Committees (WUCs), the creation of Community Health Clubs (CHCs) and the construction of latrines. The organization’s process involves full community engagement throughout every stage of the process, from siting of the water point, to the drilling of the borehole, to maintenance and user education.

Stories From The Field

Lifeline - In the Field Stories - Clean Cook Stoves and Fresh Water Wells in Africa and Haiti
Lifeline - In the Field Stories - Clean Cook Stoves and Fresh Water Wells in Africa and Haiti
Lifeline - In the Field Stories - Clean Cook Stoves and Fresh Water Wells in Africa and Haiti


Raising Awareness Around the Importance of Proper Hygiene and Sanitation through:

Widespread Participation – Interactive Approach – Focused Messaging – Competition


Transforming Lives with Fuel Saving Stoves

Lifeline’s fuel efficient stove (FES) and clean water programs have served to profoundly impact and transform the lives of thousands of individuals in Africa and Haiti. One of Lifeline’s paramount goals has been to create sustainable solutions to the problems caused by cooking on an open fire and lack of access to clean water in Northern Uganda. These problems include, among others, deforestation, poverty, injuries, illness and death. Beyond health and environmental impacts, Lifeline’s FES and clean water programs also provide invaluable time saving benefits. The time saved collecting fuel and water may be utilized for a host of other activities, including education, household chores and even small business endeavors. With one million deaths per year due to cooking on an open fire and one billion people lacking access to clean water, Lifeline’s programs are designed to address two of the very most urgent needs of impoverished communities in the developing world.

Deep Community Engagement

Lifeline Fund – Deep Community Engagement with a Human-Centered Approach. When families purchase a Lifeline cook stove, vital family funds are no longer needed to purchase charcoal read more…

Creating a Sustainable Market

Lifeline Fund – Sustainable Market for Fuel Saving Cook Stoves. In 2006, Lifeline began distributing insulated clay stoves made from locally available organic materials in refugee camps read more…
Lifeline Fund - Fresh Water Wells - Hygiene and Sanitation


Bringing joy and happiness to the people we love

Lifeline - Fundraise for Water Wells - Fundraise for Fuel Saving Stoves

Lifeline Fund's -  Cook Stoves Impact in Africa and Haiti
Lifeline Fund - Clean Fresh Water Well in Uganda
Lifeline Fund - Empowering Women in Africa and Haiti