Katie Sweet

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Hello! My name is Katie and I am passionate about extreme adventures, exploring the world, serving others, clean water projects, and my relationship with Christ. I first stumbled across the Clean Water Climb website last year and immediately felt called to participate. As an engineer I’ve been involved with numerous water filtration and well drilling projects in Latin America, but have never had the opportunity to work on any systems in Africa.

Access to clean water is one of the most vital aspects to proper health and I’ve seen first hand the dramatic impact that this can have on a child, family, and entire village. According to WASHWatch.org, “Around 315,000 children under-five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That’s almost 900 children per day, or one child every two minutes.”

I love the story in John when Jesus is speaking to the Samaritan women and he tells her,

“But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting.” John 4:14

A little more about me, I’m currently working in Japan, but am originally from Washington State. I’m an engineer and am currently working on a Masters in Global Public Health so that eventually I can respond when disasters occur around the world. I also love any kind of adrenaline sports, like skydiving, bungee jumping, rappelling, and white water rafting.

The process of preparing to climb Kilimanjaro, through training and fundraising, and eventually tackling the summit is likely going to be one of the most challenging and exhilarating things I’ve ever done. I’m ready to embark on the adventure and hope that you will be willing to support me both financially and through prayer as I attempt to raise $5000 to repair wells in Malawi, which is one of the poorest countries in the world.