A Year in the Making

Field Note #212


As another wonderful year with Wine To Water is drawing to an end, our organization is happy to reflect on some of our most powerful stories from this year's annual magazine. From the Amazon, to Nepal and the Dominican Republic, we have been thrilled to share our stories with you. Our greatest hope has not only been that you have enjoyed our stories, but that you have been inspired to create more of your own as well. Whether you may be a volunteer, donor, or international team member, we cannot thank you enough for being a part of the Wine To Water family!

Celebrate with us the conclusion of another wonderful year as we share some highlights from our annual magazine. We couldn't have done it without you!


This year in Colombia, Jhonny Anderson and Courtney Keen showed us the power of clean water and community throughout their journey down the Amazon river. Whether providing safe water access to schools so children can focus on their educations, embracing adventures with new people from different backgrounds, or finding hope in popsicles, their story captured Wine To Water’s commitment to the people we serve with a spirit of heartfelt adventure.


Our team in Nepal inspired us in similar ways. Communications Director Matt Wagoner shared the story of his journey to Nepal and his first meeting with National Program Manager Roshani Karki. Together, they traveled throughout the village of Raitole, where the team witnessed Roshani’s incredible bond with the people of Nepal. From Roshani’s backstory to villagers’ incredible impacts on their communities and in their own lives, Wine To Water Nepal inspires us with the hope and action taken when people come together for one cause.

Dominican Republic

Last but certainly not least, Courtney Keen provides a gripping testimony of Radhames Carela, national program manager of the Dominican Republic. In a community once plagued by water-related illnesses, this chapter of our annual report shows the prosperity and wellness that returns to communities once water is restored. Radhames himself and villagers like Rosana share their stories of improved health, while also exploring the sustainable and educational method of our work in the Dominican Republic ceramic filter factory.

To read more of these stories and their significance to our organization, check out our annual magazine! Wine To Water is grateful for everyone who has been a part of our journey thus far, and we cannot wait to share more of our stories with you in the years to come.

Happy New Year!

Carsyn Bernhardt