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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...

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“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

Clean water really makes a difference

Quotes from people who have had their lives impacted by Water For Africa's work

Board Members

Phil Hepworth

Phil Hepworth

Founder

Phil is a big thinker who loves adventure and has a tangible passion and evident love for the people he helps.
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Julie Hepworth

Julie Hepworth

Co-Founder

Julie is a creative ‘ideas’ person, a go getter and is willing to step out and see opportunities open up.
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Brian Holmes

Brian Holmes

Brian is passionate about mission development and advancement leading to positive change and impact.
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Stephen Wilkinson

Stephen Wilkinson

Stephen highly values the principle of good stewardship and has an acute eye for detail.
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Andre Dique

Andre Dique

André is a detail conscious, strategic thinker who excels in areas of law, governance, and conflict resolution.
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Achim Warth

Achim Warth

Achim was born and raised in rural Tanzania. He has a deep connection to the country and its people.
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Chris Butler

Chris Butler

Chris is passionate about children being educated and breaking the cycle of poverty.
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Rob Thornton

Rob Thornton

Rob has the belief that providing clean water can have a huge impact on both quality of life and health.
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Hezron Mhema

Hezron Mhema

Local Ground Crew

Hezron is a dedicated hard worker who loves connecting and working along side the locals.
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Nestory Sanga

Nestory Sanga

Local Ground Crew

This amazing man works on the ground ensuring our new wells give clean water all year round
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