The Water Project, Inc.

Rating: 4.61 stars   31 reviews

Issues: International, Philanthropy

Location: 4 Bicentennial Square 3rd Floor Concord NH 03281 USA

Mission: The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization bringing relief to communities around the world who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation.
Results: In six years, we have funded over 600 projects in six countries. Access to clean, safe water is changing lives. We're actively monitoring many of these projects to ensure long term success and to constantly test and learn.
Target demographics: Developing communities in South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda
Geographic areas served: Sub-Saharan Africa

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Rating: 5 stars  

It came to me one day, about the deaths from not even having water and has put me on fire. I cannot believe man`s inhumanity to man. The world has enough of everything and we could end the needless deaths right now, if only. One person at a time if thats how it has to be. Many blessings. (Human Being Flag Dotcom)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Its amazing how many causes go right to the roof and have so much exposure and most get on the band wagon and then they get awareness, I support many of these causes. When it comes to the causes of humanbeings, their Dignity, Respect, Equality and their rights, like their right to live, eat, be safe, grow and develop and not be exploited or abused, we fall very short. It seems that if we are not subjected to these unfortunate situations, we pretend they do not happen. We can stand united to yell and protest about freedom of speech and yet we can let others die because they have no food or drinking water. We who have been blessed to not have been born in a third world country pretend that most have what we have. If we are destitute there is hope, we can go to a soup kitchen or a food bank or a government agency and receive some help. Other countries do not have these. How is it , that as humanbeings we can sleep at night knowing that others will die because they have nothing??????????? Talk about mans inhumanity to man. Please help others less fortunate. Please love. Please care. Please let your voice be heard. Please , please, stand up for those who do not have choices.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been promoting awareness of others needs for a time and in doing so I landed on sites that have broken my heart. I truly was NOT aware of people dying each and everyday because they did not have access to clean safe drinking water. Wow, I just never knew. Now that I know I will continue to donate and have a water project on the go until we have no more need of them. Bless you all that are involved with water projects and feeding the hungry people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Creating water accessible for the ones that formerly could not have access.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

TheWaterProject.org displays information about people who live without the significant necessitie of water every single day. Not only do they let you know, but they let you help. You can create your very own fundraiser online and have a fundraising page for it. The Water Project inc. also teaches people about people with desperate need of food or water. It teaches us that of the 75% of water on this planet, only 3% of that water is freshwater, and only less than 1%of that freshwater is not glaciers or ice. This information gets a lot of people inspired and willing to help out, heck it got me wanting to help out.

Was your donation impactful?

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

What this program is doing is really amazing. I have just started really trying to participate and i have started to understand how great this program is. Its really amazing that we are able to help these people, that through the water project we are able to get them the water they need.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with this charity for over a year. I am a Christian and feel challenged to show the love of God to others. I know that this might sound simplistic to us in the west who don't spend much time wondering where we will get our next supply of clean water. I know I don't but imagine what that would be like. People are thirsting and dying because of no water or drinking dirty water. If enough people get involved we could end the absence of clean water to drink on this planet. This organization makes it so easy to get involved. Please check out their website and join those of us who are already involved. Let's do something extraordinary this year together!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Water Project and Living Water International, what wonderful work they have done, and will continue to do, in the future.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The most wonderful organization ever established. Every cent goes to provide wells in areas of the world where fresh water is scarce. When you give - you support growth, happiness, freedom and friendship in a village filled with authentic appreciation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Donation

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1 person found this review helpful

We have been working with The Water Project for quite a while now! Through that organization we have been able to learn a lot about what is happening, regarding water, in less developed countries. We wanted to make a difference! Through The Water Project we now have the means to sponsor a well in Sierra Leone, Africa!

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I have seen some of the videos, photos, GPS locations, and other reviews and all have been positive.

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I would create more resources for the media kit. Although there are already many, more would just put it way over the top!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This year as president of Key Club, we raised $8,000 for the Water Project. We were really excited to see such a great non-profit organization working towards a issue that stems to many other health issues for children and adults in developing countries. I am VERY excited for the wells to be built in the next year.
Their website is very well organized with all the links necessary to run efficiently. They not only provide documents about water and health issues, but they also provide fundraising ideas and water challenge cutouts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the fact that I know I will be helping two villages receive clean drinking and prevent many other diseases because after seeing other projects and videos of the wells being dug, I know how happy the people are and I am excited to see their joyful faces.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

maybe try to get the wells built in a quicker time period. I don't know if this great group of people have any control over that. Some countries I've just found out can take 12-18 months to be built, well others take 6 months.

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1 person found this review helpful

Hello,
My name is Janelle and I am senior at a school in Florida. I am the President of my Key Club here, which is a community service based organization. We have vowed to raise $8,000 this year to build 2 drinking wells in Sudan. This non profit is a superb organization that is assisting the 1 billion people without access to clean drinking water.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every fundraiser that we do. To share with the community more about the Water Project and to see their interest is profound.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

create more videos and pictures to show others in my community and Key Club what actually happens in the process of creating the well.

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Rating: 2 stars  

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This started as a great idea that I was very excited about. Unfortunately the forum has just become a posting board for every person's personal site, spam, and needless information. Little moderation is involved, and the "Point" system is just based on people logging in and adding each other as friends. I'm not interested in joining a prayer group online, I want to contribute to a fund that brings water to people who need it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have not.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The online interaction is disappointing.

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Jack, I'm sorry that the interaction you have personally experienced on myWaterProject didn't live up to your expectations. We're working on doing better at that. We have a very, very small staff and can't always be as active responding to comments on the forums as we'd like. That said, the forums are really only one small part of myWaterProject. The larger purpose of myWaterProject is to educate and inspire advocates. If you'll notice, the point system is actually setup to encourage folks to read through a good portion of our website and to invite others to do the same. This helps "tell the story" of the water crisis. myWaterProject also provides a "dashboard" for users to create personalized fundraising pages and then to track every water project they support - as it happens. While the "forums" may not be that active, the myWaterProject platform has helped us raise more than $700k in less than a year. That's a huge amount of growth representing over 100 water projects funded. So... people are most certainly "interacting" with their own networks of friends and family, primarily through those fundraising pages. I hope you'll reconsider rating us as an organization and not just by one of the tools we're trying to use to help others in need. Thanks for your thoughts. -- Peter Chasse President, The Water Project, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working to raie money for the Water Project for a few months now. And it is great! It is soo easy, and everyone is really nice. Going to be in the featured Fundriasers soon!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My community backing me up and working with me.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do nothing.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Water is the most abundant compound on Earth's surface, covering about 70%. It is essential for all living things. Without it, people would suffer needlessly. Nearly 1,000,000,000 people don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. This is why each citizen should do his/her part in providing clean and safe drinking water for those who don’t have it.

Could there be any way to help this cause?

Well, I know a certain organization that does. It is called “The Water Project, Inc.” It helps fund safe water projects around the globe. I have raised $350 which I am donating through The Water Project to a specific water project in Rwanda. It will fund the construction of wells and will take about 6-8 months to complete. This will help the people of Rwanda tremendously. That’s why I think that The Water Project, Inc is a very good organization. So please take some time to visit its website- thewaterproject.org.

Thanks,
Nikhil Dutt



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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in a good and proud way. I am proud that I helped the water situation in Rwanda and made a difference. This is my first time fundraisning and that to with an organization that I'll never forget, The Water Project, Inc

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would make no change at all.

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