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We are a team of builders. As engineers, marketers, implementers, fundraisers, volunteers and donors, each of us is building an important piece of a solution that lasts. Each engineering plan, pipe fitting, and installation is a piece of a solution that God is using to place communities around the world back to where He intended them to be. We believe we are following His blueprint. God never intended for some to have safe water and others to suffer. So each of our actions—in partnership with yours—adds up to lives saved.

In 1998, our founders, Molly and George Greene, were operating an environmental engineering company in Charleston, South Carolina when they heard about the devastation in Honduras caused by Hurricane Mitch. After receiving a request for multiple water treatment systems in Honduras, and being unable to find existing systems that would work, George and his team of engineers took action to build such a system – and thus the idea for Water Missions International was born.

When the Greenes arrived in Honduras, they were shocked by what they found. The river that flowed through a nearby village was the color of chocolate milk, deep brown with toxins, bacteria, and hopelessness. The residents of the village referred to it as the “River of Death” – no one survived once they drank from that river. As one of the newly built water systems became operational, the local villagers were still terrified to drink any water from the river – whether it was clear or not. So Molly and George placed their own lips to the hose and drank the newly purified water. With that action, Molly and George bridged the final gap and the villagers swarmed forward to drink the water.

In the aftermath of their Honduras trip, Molly and George discovered the sad truth about the global water crisis – that billions are forced to drink dirty water every day. In 2001, the Greenes took action to combat this reality and founded Water Mission.

We have provided safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) solutions in 60 countries and have over 450 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs.

United States Water Mission Headquarters
Water Mission is headquartered in N. Charleston, South Carolina, and has over 120 team members based in the U.S. This collective group of experienced people serve in a variety of capacities including engineering, community development, research, disaster response, partnership and communication development, and administrative services. The U.S. team works to raise awareness about the global water crisis and the solutions that Water Mission designs. They also work collaboratively with global teams who implement Water Mission’s safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for communities in Africa; Asia; and North, South and Central America.

1150 Molly Greene Way, Bldg. 1605
N. Charleston, SC 29405


P.O. Box 63320
Charlotte, NC 28263-3320

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