Our Projects

Since 2012, One Ball One Village has completed over 160 water projects in 10 countries, collectively processing over 3 million gallons of clean water per month while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ!  OBOV water systems are installed in Haiti, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Honduras, Guyana, Tanzania and Togo. Sustainability is the one of the hallmarks of OBOV's efforts and, in each country, we have a team in place to ensure that each water system continues to be a blessing for years to come.  Visit our Facebook page for real-time updates on our work

Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and its population struggles to find safe drinking water each day.  OBOV has completed over 80 water projects in Haiti and makes mission trips each year to identify new sites, install water systems and share the love of Jesus Christ.  OBOV has an exceptional team in Haiti that works year-round sustaining the existing systems, installing new water systems and deploying new technologies. 

Click here to see the OBOV's Haiti water systems sites: Interactive Haiti Google Map

Guatemala

OBOV, in partnership with International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) started its work in Guatemala in 2015 and each summer, takes large mission teams to the remote, mountainous areas around Antigua.  To date, OBOV's team have installed nearly 40 water filtration systems, providing clean water access to thousands.  The teams also lead extraordinary evangelism acivities to share the love of Christ during their time in country. 

Click on these links for more photos from the Summer, 2018 Guatemala mission trip:                           2018 Mission Trip 1         2018 Mission Tri

Puerto Rico

One Ball One Village sent a 5-member mission team to the island of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.  Much of the island was struggling without reliable access to clean water for months following the hurricane.  OBOV deployed 10 water filtration systems outfitted with solar-powered ultraviolet sterilizers at sites all over Puerto Rico including Carolina,Trujilo Alto, Cayey, Aguadilla, Peneulas and Anasco.  Click these links to check out our Facebook posts:  

Click on this link to view an interactive map of the places in Puerto Rico where OBOV water systems are installed:  Puerto Rico Interactive Map

Dominican Republic

OBOV made its first visit to the "DR" in early 2014, installing a water system at a school in Barahona for 125 Haitian and Dominican children that operates with badly contaminated water.  The faces in the photo above are just a few of the precious kids at the school.  In addition to illnesses, we learned that children had died recently from cholera as a result of drinking the bad water.  It was a great blessing to spend time with these children, playing soccer, sharing the Gospel, teaching them the importance of hygiene and helping deliver safe water to improve their lives. 

High-Capacity Water Stations

Village of Titanyen (Haiti) Water Station, July 2017.  OBOV's July, 2017 mission team installed a high-capacity water system at the Mission L’Espoir Public Fountain in the village of Titayen, permanent home to thousands displaced by the 2010 earthquake. This public water station is the only reliable water source in the community.  OBOV’s Isaiah Lapointe returns every 6 months to perform routine maintenance and change the filters. After only 6 months of use, this water station processed nearly 1 million gallons of clean water for the people of Titayen. Praise the Lord!

        

Village of Coupon Water Station (Haiti), August, 2015.  OBOV partnered with the village leaders in 2015 to create a high-capacity, reliable and abundant source of clean water for the people of Coupon. This village project included the removal of an old hand pump, installation of a new submersible pump, 1" water filtration system, 6 distribution taps as well as a water storage building with 8,000 gallons of capacity.  The latest data show that this water station produces approximately 145,000 gallons of clean water per month.  People are walking from neighboring villages in the area to get clean water each day.  Check out the latest on the water station in this Coupon Video.

                

Village of Raranya (Tanzania) Solar-Powered Water Station, December, 2014:  In late 2014, OBOV installed a new well and off-grid, solar powered water pumping station in Raranya, complete with water storage tanks.  Prior to this installation, the only water source for the 5,000 village residents was a muddy spring bubbling out of the ground which was badly contaminated.  In 2015, the storage tank capacity has been increased to 2,000 gallons and new distribution taps have been added.  Read more about this exciting project on our Facebook page Photo Album.

Village of Pierroux (Haiti) Water Station, November, 2013: The village of Pierroux was struggling with an unreliable water supply and OBOV partnered with village leaders to create what became the Pieroux water station.  This vital village project included the installation of a new submersible pump, 1,000 gallon storage tank, water filtration system and distribution building.  The latest data show that this water station produces approximately 50,000 gallons of clean water per month.  To see more, click this link Photo Album

 

Guatemala (Volcano Fuego) 2018

OBOV had to postpone its scheduled summer mission trip when the Fuego Volcano began erupting in June and instead sent a smaller disaster relief team, armed with the generous donations of OBOV supporters, to help the people of Guatemala.  All told, the team was able to provide much-needed food, water and other relief supplies to 620 families (2,500 people in total). Check out the video links below of the team in action!

Video: Navigating flood waters to reach volcano victims.

Video: Packing disaster relief supplies.

Video: Delivering disaster relief supplies.

Puerto Rico (2017)

One Ball One Village sent a 5-member mission team to the island of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.  Much of the island was struggling without reliable access to clean water for months following the hurricane.  OBOV deployed 10 water filtration systems outfitted with solar-powered ultraviolet sterilizers at sites all over Puerto Rico including Carolina,Trujilo Alto, Cayey, Aguadilla, Peneulas and Anasco.  Click these links to check out our Facebook posts:  

Video: Anasco Water System in Operation!

Carolina/Trujilo Alto Photo Album                Cayey Photo Album

Humacao Photo Album           Aguadilla Photo Album           Peneulas Photo Album

Click on this link to view an interactive map of the places in Puerto Rico where OBOV water systems are installed:  Puerto Rico Interactive Map

Click on this link to listen to the video messages about the importance of clean water from the pastors in Puerto Rico:  Video Testimonials about OBOV Water Systems

Rarayna, Tanzania

Raranya is a village in the north, eastern part of Tanzania.  The closest airport is a half-day drive across rough dirt or slippery mud roads.  But the people of Raranya are a hard-working group who love their community. On the edge of the village is a wide open space.  This uneven field is the community's soccer field where the two teams - red and blue - play each other.

In the center of the village is a well worn dirt patch serving as the market place for the village.  Fish, fruits, veggies and other basic neccesities of life can be purchased there on market days.  At the invitation of the Raranya village and the elders, OBOV partnered with Pastor Timothy Wambura and the World outreach Mission to build a school, a church and provide soccer uniforms for the local teams.

                  Solar-powered water pumping station (completed December, 2014) 

In late 2014, OBOV installed a new well and off-grid, solar powered water pumping station in Raranya, complete with water storage tanks.  Prior to this installation, the only water source for the 5,000 village residents was a muddy spring bubbling out of the ground which was badly contaminated.  In 2015, the storage tank capacity has been increased to 2,000 gallons and new distribution taps have been added.  Read more about this exciting project on our Facebook page here.

                                       The Visionary Leadership Seminary

In addition to clean water, the Visionary Leadership Seminary in Raranya opened in 2014 and the first class of 30 orphans is now able to go to school for the very first time. Continue to pray for Pastor Timothy, these precious children, their dedicated teachers and this school.

LOHADA, Arusha, Tanzania

It began with the vision of Mama Wambura: To feed and care for children of beggars in the streets of Arusha, Tanzania. But through faith and hard work, LOHADA has become so much more.

As the poor flock to African slums in search of work, many children are abandoned, orphaned and abused. LOHADA responds by meeting needs no one else sees. This Tanzanian-run, non-profit organization has three centers for nearly 200 children and 12 elderly people. It’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty, prostitution, alcoholism and abuse.  LOHADA also acts as a guardian to an every growing number of children who have no one because they have been abandoned, totally orphaned or abused. LOHADA has an impressive track record of doing amazing things with a minimal budget.

 

Update, LOHADA, 2014:  In the pictures below, a team from One Ball One Village traveled to Arusha, Tanzania in 2014 to oversee the completion of 2 new wells at Camp Moses and Camp Joshua for LOHADA and also re-install the water filtration systems at each site to ensure that the children have safe water to drink.   

           

OBOV is also helping LOHADA as they work to expand their facilities.  Sadly the supply of orphaned, abused and exploited children easily overwhelms the current capacity of LOHADA.  New classrooms, new dorms, supplies and so much are needed to care for the children who are being thrown away.  

LOHADA, Camp Moses and Camp Joshua, Arusha, Tanzania, December 2012: One Ball One Village visited Pastor Timothy and Happiness ("Mama") Wambura in late 2012 installed 3 water systems for Mama at her 2 schools/residential campuses operated by LOHADA (www.lohada.org).  The water sources at both camps were shallow, hand dug wells and the children were regularly sick and hospitalized with gastrointestinal diseases, including cholera.  For more information, click this link: Photo Album


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