Living Waters Ministries is a Christian Charity with a “7 Fold Vision” planted in Mwanza, Tanzania by a missionary from the United Kingdom in 1998 and is a Registered Charity in Tanzania with No. 9341 and also registered in the UK with No. 701756.


7 Fold Vision

Local Employer




Carolin Philpott

Founder & International Director
Carolyn has overseen the development of the ministry and co-ordinates the administration, as well as the day to day activities since the ministry began up to date.

Agricola Malifa

Assistant to International Director
Agricola’s role extends far beyond his job title! He is a gifted preacher, worship leader, interpreter and prayer warrior as well as being a hard working administrator.

Fredrick Shem

Accountant, IT specialist, Personal Assistant
Fredrick is an integral part of the leadership and of the administration at Living Waters as an accountant, IT specialist and a personal assistant to Carolyn Philpott.

Goodluck Mitema

School Head of Primary and Secondary School
Goodluck teaches and ensures that matters run smoothly as the school continues to grow and develop. He is also a powerful preacher.

Sophia Meshack

Head Matron of the Children’s Home
Sophia oversees the other 4 house leaders and the children’s care.

Esther Susuma

Student Sponsorship Coordinator, Cashier
As the longest serving employee Esther is the children’s sponsorship coordinator and school cashier and knows every child’s name in the school, which is remarkable.

7 Fold Vision

  • Education
    The Education Centre consisting of Toddler Ministry, Pre and Primary School along with Living Waters Christian Secondary School has a total of 472 students.
  • Caring For Homeless Children
    Presently there are 29 children living at Living Waters, but 15 more children at risk will soon be added when our 5th house is completed. New sponsors are needed to support this worthwhile ministry.
  • Caring For the Hungry
    The Maskini are the poorest of poor that is a highly favored ministry to visit and provide help because of the people, their needs and gracious attitude.
  • Training Leaders
    Trained through employment at Living Waters; holding seminars; and church visits.
  • Evangelism
    Outreach in neighboring villages, crusades in partnership with churches, issuing Bibles, literature and through Baptisms.
  • Job Creation
    Besides having 40+ staff members, hundreds of builders and casual workers have been hired over the years during construction.
  • MAX Teams
    MissionAfricanXperience refers to many team visits from all parts of the world. Teams from USA, Canada, UK and Germany.

Local Employer

Living Waters Ministries is a significant local employer, having more than 40 staff members full and part time. This is an especially large number of staff for a third sector emplyer in the area. Living Waters also has a low staff turnover because the staff enjoy the extremely pleasant working environment for many practical, aesthetic, social and spiritual reasons. The staff positions include teachers, administrators, cooks, cleaners, watchmen, an all arounder and children’s home staff.

Mwanza, Tanzania

Population 2,772,509 (2012) – Mwanza Region

Mwanza is the fastest growing city in East Africa, and is the second largest in Tanzania. When Carolyn first visited, in the early 90s, there were few cars, but now it is almost impossible to cross the road! There are few traffic lights that caused quite a commotion when it was installed in 2009. The residents had never seen anything like it! Mwanza has moved on from being a small community to being a bustling city. Mwanza is known as ‘Rock City’ due to the many rock formations in the area – even Living Waters is comprised of numerous beautiful rock faces. One of the outstanding features of the city is the ‘Bismark Rock’ which can be seen below. It is a great mystery as to how the rock came to be so perfectly balanced.

Our History