In 2007, a small Bible study group in Austin, Texas wanted to help address the global water crisis. The members of the group decided to raise $5000 – enough money for one clean water well in Ethiopia. When they finished their fundraiser, they had collected enough money for TWELVE wells.
Dick Moeller, a member of the group, was inspired by the success of that first campaign. He realized that if one church group could raise enough money for 12 wells, others could do even more. Motivated by the desire to bring clean water to those who so desperately needed, Dick founded Water to Thrive.