The Journey

The Journey is a video series showing charity: water fundraisers and donors how their money is put to work. Join our Content Strategist, Tyler, as he embarks on an adventure to Ethiopia!

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Episode 1: And So It Begins

Trying to figure out what's going on here? Meet Tyler. He's a Content Strategist at charity: water and your host for The Journey. He’ll explain (almost) everything.

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Episode 2: Things to Know Before You Go

Before setting out on a charity: water trip to Tigray, Ethiopia, there are a few things you should know. Like how long it takes to get there or the fact that you’re going to be eating with your hands. Here are a few tips to kick off your trip.

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Episode 3: Meet Our Partners

Our local partner in Tigray began as a grassroots organization. Now they’re the largest operating local charity in the region. They’ve helped us implement more than 3,000 water projects, and they’re incredible.

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Episode 4: Life without Clean Water

Tarik Haftay is one of many young girls who puts in hours each day walking to collect dirty water for her family. Spend a day walking in her shoes.

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Episode 5: Water Changes Everything

Having access to clean water saves women in Ethiopia hours each day. Find out how families in May Umeri Village are using all of their extra time after getting a well.

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Episode 6: From Dynamite to Drilling Rigs

Sometimes building a well requires huge machines. Sometimes it involves explosives. Here’s a behind the scenes look at how our local partners find and deliver clean water.

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Episode 7: Dispatch to the Rescue

We’re not just funding new water projects; we’re also training teams of local mechanics who can respond when wells break. These Dispatch teams keep the water flowing at charity: water projects in Tigray.

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Episode 8: A Few Takeaways

As our first season of The Journey comes to an end, we take a look back at some of the things we learned along the way. From the (un)reliability of donkeys as a mode of transportation, to how water really does change everything. This isn't a good-bye; it's a see you next time!

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Take the Next Steps

Now that you've joined us on this journey, help us keep the water flowing. Pipeline is a system of local leaders, innovative technology and trained mechanics all working together to maintain healthy water projects around the world. It’s the next big thing at charity: water, and we’d love for you to be a part of it.

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