In 2013, Hope Springs Water provided emergency support for a point of access water treatment project in Sierra Leone. This special project helped to ward off an impending cholera epidemic and saved as many as 12,000 people from the devastating effects of the deadly disease. That same year, we received a desperate request for help at an orphanage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The orphans’ only source of water flowed through a rusty, corroded pipe located in the facility’s courtyard. As many as 7 children a month were dying from dysentery and other water-borne diseases. Hope Springs Water was able to help provide funding and project oversight to bring clean water to these forgotten children.