771 million people lack basic access to clean and safe drinking water. We’re on a mission to change that. We believe that sustainable work is locally-led. Along with implementing community-owned water projects, our local partners help facilitate comprehensive water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programming to protect everyone’s long-term health.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) is a social outreach ministry that has been empowering communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless since 1998. MLF serves the community through a Truck Ministry that hits the streets of Austin 7 nights a week, 365 days a year to provide food, clothing, and other life-sustaining items to homeless men and women who are struggling to survive. Community First! Village is a 51-acre master-planned community that has created affordable and permanent housing for the chronically homeless.
Puʻuhonua is a refuge actively lifting people up, of all ages and backgrounds that may find themselves on the street without a home. This community shows the true meaning of the Aloha spirit. They look at a holistic approach to homeless and houselessness. They say healing comes through community first, not housing first, not sobriety first, but community and relationships first. "Relationships are key to healing. In Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae, everyone’s path to healing is different. It might come through a relationship with the land, with pets, with caring for kids, or being of service to others." Twinkle is an example of what we should all strive to be. She is selfless and has made it a mission to lift up a community that many have forgotten and lack compassion for. I am humbled every time I hear her speak.