It's the generosity and personal sacrifices of donors like you that make Lifewater possible. Without our donors' support, no wells would be drilled, no pumps would be repaired, no rainwater catchment systems installed, no latrines and hand-washing stations constructed, and no health and hygiene training provided. In short, no water would flow and no lives would be saved.


We thought it would be encouraging to introduce some of those faithful donors to you. They are profiled here:

  • Water of Life Project volunteers in Truro, NS, have been supporting Lifewater for more than two decades
  • On Ontario donor finances his ever-growing investments in safe water by cleaning and re-selling used golf balls.
  • Matt Scott is a donor in Calgary who cycles to work year-round so he and his wife Danelli can afford to provide monthly support for those in Africa and Haiti who desperately need safe water.
  • BC Greenhouse Builders in Surrey, B.C., has been one of Lifewater Canada's most generous and consistent corporate supporters.
  • Young siblings Aasha & Alessia Sarta, and Marcus & Adrianna Silva, held a bake sale so Lifewater Canada could repair the broken pumps on wells in Haiti and restore safe water for thousands of children and adults.
  • Franz Rempel decided his 52nd birthday could benefit thousands of thirsty people in Africa and Haiti. He invited people to celebrate his birthday by helping him drill 10 new water wells.
  • Dominic Metzger-Point turned people’s pocket change into safe water in Nigeria, after learning about people there who struggle to survive while drinking from dirty creeks and ponds.
  • Dubem Nnadi and Ze Beckta did free yard work for people but asked for donations to Lifewater because, as Dubem says, "water is essential for people.” 
  • Bob Massey convinced his fellow Rotarians to drill a water well in Nigeria in memory of a teenage girl, the late Nora Starks, who believed strongly in everyone's right to safe water.
  • Janet and Stan Roy spent time living in an impoverished country -- and learning the value of safe water.
  • Willie and George Walker -- It was the drinking fountain at their school that convinced George Walker, 7, and his five-year-old brother Willie to start donating to Lifewater Canada. 
  • Susan and Severin Hoch, like her father -- the late John Ellis -- view fundraising for safe water as a personal duty.
  • Adam Kruger and Gabriella Fischer, a Toronto-area couple who, when planning their marriage, decided to drill a water well in Haiti rather than spending many thousands on a costly engagement ring.
  • Grade 2 students at Dr. Roberta Bondar School in Calgary donated their allowances, birthday money and more to provide safe water to struggling children and adults in Nigeria.
  • The Hoevenaars family organized annual talent shows that have kept safe water flowing in Africa year after year.
  • Don Bannerman became a Lifewater Canada donor after seeing first-hand how the organization operates in Haiti.
  • Matthew (aka "MisterHomes") is a video game fan who was stunned by the support his online fundraising event for Lifewater achieved.
  • Tim Walton and Philip Seel continue to support Lifewater more than 10 years after being part of a five-member team that ran 420 kilometers through a desert in British Columbia to raise money to drill water wells. The wells are in memory of their late friend Arno Ekkert.
  • Karl VanHeyst and Dr. Karen Bailey of Ontario were attracted to Lifewater because of its commitment to provide safe water at the lowest possible cost to donors.
  • There is a 91-year-old man in Canada who sometimes forgoes groceries to afford donations to Lifewater, concluding that other people's needs for water are greater than his own for food. 
  • Courtney Bushell almost died from drinking contaminated water. It didn't happen in an impoverished Third World country. It happened in Canada, and made Courtney a passionate advocate for safe water for everyone.
  • B.C. author Anne DeGrace has always believed clean water is an essential human right. So when she learned about Lifewater Canada, Anne and her husband were immediately interested.
  • Bob Jarrett lives in the southern U.S. but has been an overseas volunteer and financial supporter of Lifewater Canada, a charity based in northern Ontario, for many years.
  • Lisa Cossar was on the verge of turning 50 in 2014 when a friend suggested the ideal birthday present. The now-retired teacher provides details.

If you'd like to share your own Lifewater story, either publicly or anonymously, please email us at



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