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Annual Report


Dear Friends, Alongside: it’s a beautiful word. To be close to the side of, to be together and in cooperation with, to work side by side—alongside is how Blood:Water works best. As we partner with the heroes and grassroots organizations already at work in Africa, it’s your generous support that comes alongside us, moving us all the closer to a day when we will celebrate the end to the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa. While there is still much to accomplish, it’s with a great deal of gratitude and sense of encouragement that we offer this annual report to you. The work of 2013 strengthened the reach and effectiveness of seven African-led organizations dedicated to serving their communities with HIV/AIDS and water solutions. We saw 68 new water projects provide 16,200 people with safe water. Your generosity toward Sub-Saharan Africa throughout 2013 made this possible! We celebrate the good work of 2013 and anticipate a successful 2014. Joyfully,

Jena Lee Nardella, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer

BLOOD:WATER PARTNERS The ACT Project Supporting families in Ethiopia infected and affected by HIV through medical, psychosocial, economic, and educational programs.

Lwala Community Alliance Delivering medical care through a rural hospital, water for schools programs, and multi-dimensional services for its HIV-affected community in Kenya.

Divine Waters & Lifewater International Drilling wells in rehabilitating communities after two decades of civil war in Northern Uganda.

MOUCECORE Partnering with local communities to bring rain water catchment tanks and ecological latrines to northern Rwanda.

FH Uganda Providing medical services for the HIV-positive population of Kitgum, Uganda.

Seeds of Hope International Bringing clean water and HIV/AIDS support across rural and peri-urban areas of Ndola, Zambia.

FH Kenya Providing medical services for the HIV-positive populations of Marsabit and Isiolo, Kenya alongside water, sanitation and hygiene services.

WATER IMPACT UGANDA: Divine Waters • 14 wells • 5 rain water catchment tanks • 30 village health workers trained

KENYA: FH • 3 rain water catchment tanks in 2 schools • 1 piped water system in 1 school

Zambia: Seeds of Hope International • 6 wells • 200 biosand filters

RWANDA: MOUCECORE • Pilot construction of latrines in an area where we’ve already provided 100% water coverage • 42 latrines serving 330 people

KENYA: Lwala Community Alliance • 4 schools with latrines • 4 schools with rain tanks • 12 WASH trainings • 1 soccer tournament to promote WASH practices

HIV/AIDS IMPACT UGANDA: FH NEW LIFE MEDICAL CENTER • 347 people living with AIDS enrolled in comprehensive care • 1,989 people tested •6  8 HIV positive mothers are enrolled in care; 37 of the mothers have already delivered this year and all 37 babies were born without HIV

KENYA: FH­TUMAINI CLINIC • 7,725 people tested for HIV • 1 82 people living with AIDS enrolled in comprehensive care

Zambia: Seeds of Hope International • 200 trainings for 200 community health promoters • 5,568 people educated in HIV/AIDS

FINANCIAL Impact 2011






Total Revenue $3,561,665 Program services: $2,083,903 General and administrative: $439,231 Fundraising: $1,295,485

*A full copy of our audited 2013 financial statement is available at

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Stuart McWhorter, Chairman

Dr. Betty Mirembe

Clayton & Associates Nashville, TN

Clinton Health Access Initiative • Kampala, Uganda

Lon Cherry, Treasurer

Dan Raines

Franklin, TN

Creative Trust Nashville, TN

Ashleigh Roberts, SECRETARY

Dr. J. Todd Wahrenberger

Deputy Legal Counsel for Gov. Bill Haslam • Nashville, TN

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System • Pittsburgh, PA

Christine Burger

Dan Haseltine (Emeritus)

Noodle & Boo San Jose, CA

Jars of Clay Franklin, TN

Anne Cregger

Steven Garber (Emeritus)

The Navigators Arlington, VA

The Washington Institute Burke, VA

Caitlin Glover Clinton Health Access Initiative • Tampa, FL

Chris Lanning Designer Shoe Warehouse Columbus, OH

Jena Lee Nardella Blood:Water Nashville, TN

Board Alumni M. Collin Brown, Washington, DC Rob Curwen, Franklin TN Reagan Demas, Washington, DC Cosma Gatere, Nairobi, Kenya Brad Gibson, Columbus, OH Mike Hamilton, Franklin, TN Rich Hoops, Boulder CO Dr. Clydette Powell, Arlington, VA Moses Pulei, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Joel Vikre, Duluth, MN


GOALS WATER FOR VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES Increasing access to water, sanitation and hygiene across Kenya, Uganda and Zambia for populations specifically burdened by HIV/AIDS, recovering from decades of civil war and those living in urban slums.

HIV/AIDS SERVICES TO OVERLOOKED REGIONS Bringing specialized HIV/AIDS services to overlooked regions in Kenya, Ethiopia and Zambia, as well as linking HIV-positive people with the right care where it exists.

QUALITY CARE FOR HIV-POSITIVE PEOPLE Serving new patients through HIV/ AIDS clinics in Kenya and Uganda while also ensuring that current patients are receiving the highest quality of care they need in order to survive and flourish while living with HIV/AIDS.

2013 annual report