Jim Grumley, Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club (RC), Illinois, Past President, Joliet, RC, founded as Water is Life, Inc. (WIL) a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation to supply potable water and other benefits to the needy in Nigeria. In the last six years, re-luanched as ARI, it has furnished or funded water to over 110,000 needy, mostly students. Over 300,000 have benefited from improved living conditions. This includes The Rotary Foundation (TRF) 3-H Grant approving water wells in 21 schools (ave. enrollment 2,000).

In 2011, ARI began building a partnership with ACIF.

History on Agricultural Renewal Initiative
(formerly Water is Life)