VIOLETH

She won’t be intimidated. She doesn’t even flinch as the room fills with men in leadership positions, years her senior. Some wearing traditional Maasai warrior attire, some in suits. They take their seat in front...

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Aminaeli

Nothing steals Aminaeli’s laughter. Most Tanzanians are taught to cover their mouths when they laugh. Some have severe Fluorosis – a dental discoloration that occurs from drinking water with high levels of natural fluoride. It...

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Growing a Defense Against Covid-19

Across the planet, we are all doing our daily examination of how to manage this new COVID-19 reality and its limitations. Though this Global pandemic treats us all the same, we aren’t all equipped to...

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CLIFF AND ANN

The following story is written by Cliff, a Rotarian, investor, father, and volunteer who had the privilege of building a rainwater harvesting system for Anna and her 7 kids.  They are worlds apart and a bonded...

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JEHOVENESS

There were two planks of wood bridging a stream to enter the property. There was a newly dug grave to the right. There was grief everywhere else.It was a tragic love story. Jehoveness was the...

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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 side of the world or...

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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. The fear sings a story...

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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 finally allows herself to smile,...

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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 smile that communicates that you...

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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 afraid. On this particular night,...

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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 and ancient in wisdom. She...

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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 to be with her husband....

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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 in her village. Save the...

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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 school, Gilbert, a local Rotarian,...

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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 in the groundwater. Rainwater harvesting...

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Happy 13th Birthday Save the Rain

Gratitude is at the forefront of our minds lately. Not just because of the holiday season but because it’s felt like a year filled with crisis. Hurricanes, fire, violence – so much loss demands that...

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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 the 7th grade. 80 of...

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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 built and are now full...

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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 and her son Fredrick, the...

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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 of a white plastic tarp...

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