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A world in which no one is forced to drink dirty contaminated water or cook their food on a dangerous, harmful open fire or otherwise live without the “lifelines” people need to lift themselves out of extreme poverty and improve the quality of their lives.


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 Cook Stove Program

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

Clear Water Initiative
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.


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 as vendors and workers 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.
Lifeline Fund - Fresh Water Wells - Hygiene and Sanitation

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.

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hear the impact Lifeline has made in their lives

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

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