An entrepreneurial non-profit with innovative solutions for access to clean water and improved livelihoods for rural communities


To ensure sustainable clean water access to rural areas in Uganda and local capacity to maintain water points, drive income generation activities, and build access to other basic needs such as cookstoves


By building self-sustaining ecosystems of prosperity centered around clean water and basic amenities, and supporting local ownership over core community infrastructure

GDI's Role

GDI has helped Lifeline develop its forward-looking strategy based on its core strengths and deep experience with cookstoves and clean water in refugee camps and rural settings. GDI helped Lifeline bring on its first CEO, supported the transition to build a strong leadership team, and develop core processes and organizational capacity for the next phase of growth. GDI also worked with Lifeline to implement its new strategy, develop a strong brand and new partnerships, scale the model through Northern Uganda, and become a thought leader in the field of community-led development.

Key People

Wayne FirestoneExecutive Director, ILFDaniel WolfFounder + President, ILFMoitreyee SinhaAssociate Director, GDIAndrew SternFounder and Executive Director, GDI

Focus Area

Beyond Health