• Student Bodies.'Most kids giddily splash around in mud puddles and engage in contests to determine by taste who among them has the dirtiest hands. We can't blame them for their enthusiasm, but we can educate them on the steps they can take to wash up for their own well-being. There's nothing wrong with a lot of good, clean fun, either.
  • Lavaplatos Sinks, Hope Floats. Lavaplatos, the Spanish word for "dishwasher," provides the most basic, effective means of draining excess water used for bathing, laundry and food preparation away from homes. The basin's strikingly sensible design, ease of installation, and hygienic efficacy definitely make it a life-changer, if not a life-saver. Recipients share a portion of the cost for each basin, which has been modified from its original design to better suit our communities.
  • Spread Generosity, Not Germs. Bad news: Poor hygiene is one of the most persistent, ruinous issues facing those in impoverished communities. Good news: Hand-washing stations are a simple, social way to promote hygienic habits, so the only thing going viral is the news of how to stay healthy.
  • Thanks to the innovative determination of a number of women in Outreach-affiliated communities, addressing basic healthcare needs no longer demands a long trip to a distant clinic and a stack of unexpected expenses. Visiting mobile clinics are an affordable, convenient, professional way for women of all ages to get well, stay safe, and feel great. From screenings to checkups to all the treatments in between, visiting nurses and doctors ensure that patients avoid preventable issues, lead longer, healthier lives, and are treated as equals, not numbers.
  • The High-Water Mark. In parts of the world without easy access to clean water, residents face the daily dilemma of how to collect water from shallow springs, which can be a frustrating, interminable ordeal. Hand pumps, constructed from a few simple, affordable components, provide an efficient, refreshing solution that saves time, energy, and lives. We'll drink to that!