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Causes: Economic Development, Environment, International, International Development, International Relief, Microfinance, Rural Economic Development

Mission: To provide clean and lasting water to those who have none as the beginning of permanent community change.

Results: Estimated that over 140,000 people now have access to clean water because of our installation of water systems in Kenya.

Target demographics: Well Aware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Austin, Texas that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. We fund and implement life-saving water systems to drive economic development and build self-sufficient communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Since 2010 we have directly impacted 140,000 individuals

Geographic areas served: Communities in East Africa

Programs: Our teams are innovative and evolving. Since we do it all—fundraising, operating, implementing, training, and community education--and providing follow-up— we have a working knowledge of technological, environmental, and cultural influences and limitations. Our team constantly tracks data from the field, and we tweak and improve our methods accordingly.Water systems, hygiene, and sanitation while providing technical and environmental expertise and impact measurement.We work with communities, not for them. Our team understands that the communities in which we work know better than anyone else what they need, and we listen.

Community Stories

61 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have followed the success and growth of Well Aware since the first began implementing projects in 2010. I have admired their high standards for ethical fundraising and management, as well as how they have created programs that truly honor and empower the communities where they work. Their project have immediate and lasting impact because of their sustainability model and realistic approach to providing clean water. It is not often that a budding nonprofit develops such a strong and impactful program side before they are very well known.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Stellar staff - amazing to watch the well aware scientists drill a well in the Kenyan bush with the tribespeople watching - and all of us celebrating the miracle together . Brave, hardworking leadership- awesome achievement of clear mission!

Board Member

Rating: 5

What makes Well Aware amazing is that the water wells built by the organization are 100% functional and sustainable, compared to a 30% success rate with other wells built in Africa. The people who run and volunteer for the organization are amazing as well. They're extremely smart and dedicated to the cause. I'm proud to be a part of this wonderful group! Below is a picture from Well Aware's recent trip to Kenya. The community is dancing along with the Founder and volunteers around their new water well which had just broken ground.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful group of dedicated folks doing much needed work in Kenya! Amazing success rate and happy communities make this one of the top water non-profits in the world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Well Aware is an AMAZING organization. Unlike other water charities, Well Aware's wells ACTUALLY WORK. And they stay working! They are making such an impact in communities.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I visited Kenya with Well Aware in June 2016 and was fortunate to see several projects at different stages. Because I was accompanied by the Founder, consultants, and operational execs, I saw this incredible work first-hand. Their holistic approach to water security has meant the continued success of Well Aware projects, years after implementation. I saw the life-changing impact on every community due to having a secure water supply. Schools, clinics, even farms are now able to thrive. I was very impressed that Well Aware has a local staff member visiting each project and continually checking in with the communities needs. I cannot recommend a more quality company in Kenya for your support of their work. Give generously!

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have worked with Well Aware the past two years in Kenya as their photographer. They ARE their mission statement. They provide innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa by funding and implementing life-saving water systems that drive economic development and build self-sufficient communities.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Well Aware, it's donors and their projects are saving lives, empowering people and 100% of their wells are functional. They are a dedicated team of professionals that put the needs of others first, a non-profit to be trusted and supported.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've started as an advisor in the non-profit. I've found them to be very ethical and focused on making the largest difference as possible to bring clean water to people who currently have no access.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Well Aware has really impressed me in 3 key ares: Value for money in the projects with every dollar being used in the best possible way, project follow up to ensure sustainability and the level of commitment from the volunteers. An excellent job in bringing water to the rural community in Kenya. Keep it up!

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Donor

Rating: 5

WellAware is a great organization doing the type of work that offers the greatest return on every dollar donated. Every dollar goes to giving life to communities in need. There are very few charities that can come close to this type of purpose driven return on the investment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Well Aware on several occasions and each time has been a memorable and lasting experience. This is an organization who prides themselves in providing great volunteer experience. They are doing great work in East Africa that is backed with a sustainable model. I look forward to volunteering with them again and again!