Why HER?
Women are the leaders of their communities. They bear and raise the children, care for the home, and work outside the home to provide for their families.
In developing countries, the water they drink is often unsafe, containing bacteria and parasites that cause constant illness. The lack of safe water has locked many women into a cycle of poverty. It’s a serious issue of injustice - one that Healing Waters is working to solve through The Her Initiative.
The Her Initiative is providing access to clean water and health & hygiene curriculum to women in the developing world. This is an initiative to get women here supporting women there. We want to invite you to share in this community and join us in our mission to empower women through safe water!

The Her Initiative was birthed in 2015 out of a passion to empower women through clean water.


Since 2002, Healing Waters International has been providing safe water to thirsty communities around the world by developing low-cost, high-impact water purification systems that can go anywhere – with over 300 water projects in 14 countries! Over the years, Healing Waters saw how women are deeply affected by the global water crisis.

So, in 2012, they set out to change this reality in women’s lives and began implementing a women-specific health & hygiene program called ‘Clothed In Strength and Dignity. The Her Initiative is focused on building a community of women to further this cause.

Come Together

When you give $25 a month for a year, you will provide 25 women and children with access to safe, clean water and vital health & hygiene education. That means over the course of a year, 1 woman here can transform the lives of 25 women there!

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“Sometimes we have very low self-esteem. We feel we are not pretty, we are fat, we are ugly; but no. Really, we are all beautiful and everything depends on us as women. We need to value ourselves as women because if we don't, no one else will.”


HER Stories
Your $25 is changing lives. Together, through our #25for25 campaign, we are bringing health and HOPE! Click on the photos below to read the stories that have changed our lives.

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We ask ourselves, “How can Healing Waters make a significant contribution toward such a big need – 1.8 billion people who still need access to safe water?” Our answer: We can go where it is the most difficult to get safe water flowing. We can take water across real but invisible water boundaries. These boundaries are sometimes created by the mere distance from a recently installed water point, or by economics, culture, religion or gender differences. We seek to reach communities where the water hasn’t yet flowed across these boundaries.

The Her Initiative is our response to many of these boundaries and how they deeply affect women. Globally, women and children spend over 125 million hours collecting water daily! Girls miss 145 million days of school every year due to dirty water. We aren’t ok with this and we know you aren’t either. As a father of two young, successful women, I can hardly imagine what their lives would be like if we had lived in a community without access to clean, safe water. Just like I want the best for my daughters, I want the best for the women we work with – and I’m seeing that through The Her Initiative.

CEO, Healing Waters International

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To learn more about how Healing Waters implements the efforts of The Her Initiative, click here.