HILLARY TESHA

I remember the day I met Hilary Tesha. He came to work wearing a t-shirt that said Mount Shasta Cheerleading Squad. He didn’t know Mount Shasta was on the other...

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HAPPY ALLEN

There is always a moment that feels like you are in a vacuum and all the air around you is being sucked away. It happens seconds before panic sinks in....

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MILGRID

It takes a little while for MILGRID to smile. She has learned to keep herself relatively invisible, to express her joy quietly and to tiptoe through her own life. When she...

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ELIESH

Her eyes are like a map of hardship. You can feel her struggle engraved in them. When ELIESH laughs, the pain is replaced by joyful abandon. But it is her quiet...

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LEMNA

In September 2000, LEMNA was 30 and pregnant with her 4th child. She was married to a man whose family thrived on abusive power. They loved to leave Lemna feeling powerless and...

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IRENE

IRENE’S smile is as big as it gets and her stature is the polar opposite. She is no more than 5’ tall and spaghetti strand thin. She is child-like in appearance...

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NIPAELI

Even in a crowd of people, Nipaeli stood out. Her beauty is indescribable. The problem was she was living a life she did not ask for. She left her family...

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HAPPY

She stood before she spoke. Straightened her dress and composed herself. Happy John had something to say. She wasn’t going to wait.   This was the first meeting Save the Rain organized...

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SINGING FOR THE RAIN

Three years ago, we gathered in Lositeti, a village in the far reaches of the Makiba Ward in the Arumeru district of Tanzania. As we finish the tour of the...

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Polarized Views

Dickson’s grandmother won the lottery. She was the recipient of a residential rainwater harvesting system on her home. She lives in Maji Ya Chai, a village riddled with fluoride issues...

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Building Bridges in Tuvaila

One of our latest recipients is Tuvaila. Located in the Maji Ya Chai Ward, The Tuvaila Primary School is the largest in the area with 1280 students from kindergarten through...

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YOU GAVE, WE GREW

This year, we helped 37,000 people celebrate the rain and its ability to create an incredibly abundant life. In 10 new villages, 374 rainwater tanks, both large and small, were...

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GLORY SMILES

Glory’s husband died because he was struck by a car in the middle of the night. His body was found in the morning, decimated by wildlife. When we met Glory...

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BEGIN WHERE YOU ARE

Pale yellow kernels of corn fly like confetti, as John Anaeli pushes his thumb along the dried rows of the cob. He sits on a small wooden stool on top...

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HIDDEN NO MORE

Debora’s grandmother, Bibi in Swahili, gathers water from the pipe a few hundred yards away from  their home. The water is green. Not clean enough to drink or cook with,...

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Diana

Diana Peter’s core principals are simple. But not effortless. “If you want to benefit,” she said, “you have to do your work from your heart. You don’t do it just because you...

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Mama Agnes

The house came a bag at a time. She sold sunflowers to buy a bag of cement. A chicken pedaled meant a sack of sand to add to the pile. Foibe Elisaria...

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Joseph

We’re driving down the dirt road, body jerking left and right, I’m trying my best not to smack my head against the window.  Joseph, the co-director of Save the Rain,...

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THE PATH OF THE HERD

She followed the elephants. She walked in the herd’s path. She carried her life with her. Omega Mevaashi found her new home along the way. It was “a big land,”...

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