DO Community Report: Ntcheu

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In Malawi, 1 out of every 9 people don’t have access to safe and reliable water. That’s over 2 million people. Thanks to your generosity, the community of Thamanda School in the Nkhata Bay district are now enjoying the benefits of safe and reliable water.

DO Diaries: Day Thirteen – Traveling Home

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Our last few hours in Malawi are always bittersweet, missing our families back home but also leaving our family in Malawi. Beatrice often calls Malawi my second home, and I think she’s right. I look forward to returning to Ohio every time, but I’m always anticipating my next visit to Malawi. Traveling back to Ohio is not an easy journey, especially with COVID restrictions.

DO Diaries: Days Eleven and Twelve

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Today we attended a new church in search of a place that Hugo and Bre can call their church home when they move here in July. This time we visited a church on the African Bible College (ABC) Campus. ABC hosts a radio ministry, seminary, and hospital in Lilongwe. In fact, our longtime partner SonSet Solutions helped provide their Christian radio station.

DO Diaries: Day Ten

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Today we woke up, and after our usual morning devotions, we headed into the office for the start of the day’s meetings. On the way, we saw a group of kids playing football (aka soccer in the US), and we wanted to get some video footage for a future video.

Grateful for Volunteers!

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week is celebrated the week of April 18. Design Outreach began as a group of volunteers who wanted to use their abilities to further God’s kingdom and help others. Currently, Design Outreach benefits greatly from having 60 volunteers across a wide spectrum of disciplines from engineering to marketing to office support and more. Last year, Design Outreach … Read More

Chemical Abstracts Society (CAS) to Support DO Again in 2021

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On World Water Day, March 22, 2021, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) held a Town Hall meeting with over 300 people from around the globe. The event was both a recap of last year’s successful, employee-driven fundraising campaign and the renewal of their support for providing safe, reliable water to the people of Malawi. This year, CAS employees have committed to … Read More

LifePumps™ in Guatemala—A New Partnership, A New Country

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Last summer, Water for Life Guatemala co-founder Gary Bartholomew and several other team members traveled from Deer Park, Washington, to see a LifePump in action.  They spent the day at the DO prototype shop at Exact Machine Corporation in Sunbury, Ohio, where they participated in LifePump installation training.  Not long after that visit, they ordered 10 LifePumps for their work … Read More

Welcome Project Engineer Daniel Wang

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When Daniel met with Design Outreach CEO Greg Bixler for the first time in February 2020, it was one of his first exposures to humanitarian engineering and a faith-based engineering organization.  While he found it interesting, he thought his life was on a different track.  With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Daniel’s outlook for the future began to change.  … Read More