About Us

Our Story

In 2010, Phil Hepworth (Founder of Water for Africa) had a life changing moment which propelled him on a journey when he saw a statistic that ‘one child dies every 15 seconds from water related diseases’. His heart was challenged to do something, so he stepped out in faith…

Learn to practice what is good; Promote Justice. Give the oppressed reason to celebrate. Take up the cause of the orphan. Defend the rights of the widow

Isaiah 1:17

Phil Hepworth

Phil Hepworth

Founder

Phil is the visionary with a huge heart for justice. He loves adventure and has a bold passion and evident love for the people he helps.

Julie Hepworth

Julie Hepworth

Co-Founder

Julie is a creative ‘innovative thinker’, a go-getter who is willing to step out and see opportunities open up. Her deep love for people is tangible.

Stephen Wilkinson

Stephen Wilkinson

Non-Executive Member

Stephen is a qualified Chartered Accountant with an acute eye for detail and outstanding integrity. He loves God and people.

Dale Meredith

Dale Meredith

Non-Executive Member

Dale holds a Bachelor of Commerce and has years of financial management experience. A Senior Minister with a passion to see people flourish.

Matt Jones

Matthew Jones

Non-Executive Member

Matthew is a Chartered Professional Engineer and student of the Australian Graduate School of Management. A strategic planner and forward thinker.

Paul Morrison

Paul Morrison

Non-Executive Member

Paul brings a wealth of wisdom and knowledge after many years of working within the nonprofit sector. Currently the Chaplain for the West Coast Eagles.

Steve Fraser

Steve Fraser

Water For Africa Ambasador

Adventurer and photographer Steve lends his photographic skills and passion to see change made in the lives of vulnerable people to Water For Africa's team

Nestory Sanga

Tanzanian manager

Nestory is our Tanzanian manager holding a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Studies. He is a man of integrity with great management skills and passionate to see his people impacted physically and spiritually.

TANZANIA TEAM

Our locally trained teams work each week in the Mufindi District and the Iringa Rural Region in Southern Tanzania. They repair abandoned broken wells and install newly drilled ones, looking after all our projects to ensure clean water flows for years to come. Additional programs include the ‘Sustainable Farm’, ‘Little Seed’ and Mercyhands Health.

UGANDA TEAM

Operating in the Lira Region in Northern Uganda, we partner together with an in-country and Australian NGO called the Love Mercy Foundation. Our local water team works each week to repair abandoned broken wells and install newly drilled one in critical  remote communities.

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