We are a non-profit organization in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

SLW was founded in 2018

SLW was started after the founder, Bereket K. Mamo received a vision from God to return to Ethiopia to work with girls and women. After months of praying and fasting, Mamo’s home church in Maryland commissioned her as a missionary to go forth and follow this calling.

How SLW Came About

After a year in the field, Mamo became aware of the plight of girls and women who are commercially and sexually exploited and began to meet with them regularly. Sex trafficking is a type of human trafficking or modern-day slavery in which an individual is coerced, transported, and solicited for the sole purpose of a commercial sex act. In Ethiopia, traffickers tend to target individuals who live in abject poverty and are typically economically and politically marginalized. The horror stories are heartbreaking. It was within this context that SLW was created.

As a non-profit, Christian organization, SLW works with victims to help them break free of the cycle of sex trafficking and poverty. Sex trafficking and poverty are intimately wedded. Our call is to tackle those issues holistically.

Many have been deprived of the opportunity to live that vigorous, abundant life that Jesus promised. Addressing sex trafficking holistically involves tackling the physical needs as well as the spiritual needs of those who hunger and thirst for that spring of living water (i.e, the Word of God). We believe that Jesus Christ is the Living Water, and SLW is in the business of partnering with the Holy Spirit to care for the exploited, oppressed, and poor. We invite you to join us in that mission.

For more about SLW, please check out this video from our founder.

The name “Springs of Living Water” is derived from the Gospel of John.

“But if anyone drinks the living water I give them, they will never thirst again and will be forever satisfied! For when you drink the water I give you it becomes a gushing fountain of the Holy Spirit, springing up and flooding you with endless life!”

John 4:14 TPT

“He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, from his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water.”

John 7:38 AMPC

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