Our Mission

Fountains of Hope (FoH) is passionate about serving God by providing life-giving, safe water solutions.  FoH leads and participates in mission teams all over the world installing reliable and sustainable water purification systems.

FoH may not be the biggest name in the safe water game, but we believe that we are the most passionate people doing it! Other water groups will give you all kinds of factoids and figures. FoH wants you to see and hear these life changing stories.  As you see the people and villages our donors have helped us touch, we are confident you will realize safe water is not only our passion, it is our ra'son d'etre (reason for being)!

The Fountains of Hope team believes the future success of providing safe water to the world is built on developing relationships, not simply delivering “water hardware”.  FoH encourages YOU to personally experience the adventure by taking life-changing, safe water systems into all corners of the world.  Enabling and providing life-sustaining water to impoverished, disaster ladened or vulnerable people is a high calling. We believe if you or your group participates on an FoH adventure, you will be richly rewarded for the rest of your life.

The Water Crisis

There is a very real water crisis in our world today. More than two billion people worldwide rely on wells for their water, according to TIME Magazine. The seals on wells frequently leak over time and allow for the intrusion of deadly bacteria. Access to water is a start, but making it safe is critical.

More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, in fact 99 percent, occur in the developing world.  A child dies every 21 seconds from a waterborne disease.

Consider the common “Rule of 3”, people die when they go 3 minutes without air; 3 hours without shelter (in a harsh environment); 3 days without water; and 3 weeks without food.

Picture a jumbo jet filled with children crashing, with no survivors, every four hours. That is how many children die from lack of safe water, modern sanitation, and poor hygiene practices. What will alter this fatal course?

 

The FoH Story

Fountains of Hope (FoH) is committed to the installation, integration, and teaching of safe water solutions for the poor and most marginalized people. We do this via installing water purification systems and health and hygiene education, especially during times of disaster or emergency. We are a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit, faith-based organization, serving God by providing life-giving, safe water solutions and teaching simple hygiene practices to people in need. A board of directors governs FoH. We are listed among Great Non-profits and are a gold level nonprofit listed with Guide Star Exchange for transparency in financial records.  FoH provides safe drinking water for churches, schools, orphanages and medical clinics around the world. We believe this is the Lord’s ministry. We are accountable to Him and to His people who have entrusted us with their time, talents and treasures to enable us to fulfill the Lord’s vision for Fountains of Hope International. We intend, by His grace, to keep that trust.