Times are tough,
but we believe the best way to get through is together.

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Times are tough,
but we believe the best way to get through is together.

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Lifeline meets the growing demand for solutions to our greatest environmental, economic, and social challenges by focusing resources to where they can be leveraged most effectively. We recognize the need for a more powerful systems approach to engage all stakeholders and accelerate our rate of overcoming critical barriers to lasting impact.

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We believe all people have the power, but many lack the resources, to maximize their full potential as individuals and in communities. Two of these key resources that over 3 billion people worldwide still struggle to access are 1) safe drinking water and 2) efficient fuels and technologies for cooking.

Since 2006, Lifeline has drilled and repaired over 370 water wells that have benefitted over 250,000 individuals in rural Uganda through the ClearWater Initiative, founded by the late U.S. Army Captain Benjamin Sklaver. We are enabling clean water access to those in need and empowering communities to drive their own economic growth.


  • 370+ water wells drilled and repaired, benefitting more than 250,000 individuals
  • 27,000 community members in rural Uganda covered by EverFlow water point maintenance and repair service
  • 13,000+ rural households and 25,000+ students trained to use improved hygiene practices

Community impacts:

  • 99.6% functionality at water points covered by EverFlow -> this equates to over 363 days of reliable water access per year
  • Over 9 million hours saved in time spent collecting water

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With 90% of sub-Saharan African cooking over an open fire, the consequences on health, livelihood and to the environment are devastating. Lifeline’s innovative fuel-efficient cookstove program in Uganda is tackling the problem of rising wood and charcoal costs while decreasing the amount of biomass used for cooking. But we don’t stop there. We’re also helping communities leverage the fuel and cost savings they gain to increase their buying power to afford more goods and improve quality of life.


  • 380,000+ efficient cookstoves sold/distributed across East Africa and the Caribbean
  • One of the largest stove manufacturing centers in Uganda: producing 50,000 stoves per year and employing 150+ community members
  • 42% average fuel savings for household stoves, 60% average fuel savings for institutional stoves

Community impacts:

  • Over 2 million lives impacted
  • Over 1 million tons of CO2 offset through the use of fuel-saving stoves
  • 10% increase in disposable income for 96,000 urban and peri-urban families in Uganda
  • 20% increase in disposable income for 50,000 urban and peri-urban families in Haiti

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Social entrepreneurs are innovators who are called to use their creative thinking and problem-solving skills to effect lasting social change. We seek new avenues to transform individuals and communities worldwide for the betterment of us all.

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Surviving to Thriving

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Happiness starts here: with clean water. So that girls like Rebecca can spend less time collecting water & more time ... discovering what they want to accomplish in life. Give today to support safe water for rural communities in Uganda all year https://lifelinefund.org/wegrow #wegrowwethrive

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Times are tough but we believe the best way through is together. Today we launch #WeGrowWeThrive to highlight all the good we’ve... seen come out of adversity. We hope you check it out & then lend your own voice for a 🌍 mosaic of stories to close out 2020: https://lifelinefund.org/wegrow/