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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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Donor

Rating: 5

It's good to know that there is realistic work being done for the water crisis in Africa. I have been a supporter of Well Aware since it began, and I have been so impressed with the impact they have made. Their teams raise funds, plan their projects, implement them, and study impact to improve their methods. I don't know of any other water charity that is the sole steward of donor dollars and gets so much done with their contributions. I know their projects team is planning new things, and I am excited to see what they do next.

2 Melanie26

Board Member

Rating: 5

Well Aware is the only nonprofit I've worked with where I can practically see the dollar I donate turn into a life saved within months. Well Aware is lean and smart, staying ahead of sustainable technology and creating individual solutions to each community in Kenya's unique needs. It's remarkable to work with an organization and clearly see the lives it is saving with clean water.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a professional business change agent and mentor, I came to Well Aware through a client. I have been so impressed by the level of integrity and commitment by the director Sarah Evans as well as the impact of their projects. I was in Kenya years ago and saw the conditions that exist there. Recently I read a book Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think which stressed the importance of delivering these kinds of resources to the developing world. I was so inspired by Sarah and their projects I joined the board and am offering my professional services. These people are the real deal!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WellAware is an orgainzation that is passionate, purposeful, and inspiring. It's mission to provide Kenya with clean sustainable water impact generations. It's increases life in the young and the old. I'm blessed to be a part of this orgainzation. I have seen first hand how transformation occurs in the communties that WellAware works in. The smiles, and the joy I saw on the facees of the children are priceless.

1 Dan_41

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Well Aware is a remarkable organization that does a whole lot with very little. Well Aware builds water wells in Kenya to bring clean water to folks who have no access to clean water. Nearly everyone in the org is a volunteer, and the org seems to be efficient and tight and well run. They have already built 15 water wells in Kenya, which is terrific! They run this org so efficiently that the average so far is that they can provide clean water to one Kenyan for an entire year for only $1! That's incredible. I highly recommend this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a part of Well Aware! After living and volunteering in rural Kenya for nearly 6 months, I learned first hand that access to clean water was the starting point for any substantial change. Health, Education, Economic growth.. they all started with clean water. I also love that Well Aware knows the importance of community involvement for sustainable development. This is an organization committed to doing things right and making a real difference!

Board Member

Rating: 5

The whole team at Well Aware is dedicated to helping communities grow and prosper by building sustainable water systems. They are focused on creating the most cost effective systems - through technology, science, and incredible community and partner NGO's collaboration. I believe they are building the absolute best economic development opportunity in Africa based on water systems as the catalyst. It is exciting to be a part of such a wholistic and successful model for long term impact.

Donor

Rating: 4

Approximately four years ago I began the search for a local nonprofit that specialized in providing clean drinking water to third world countries to partner with a bottled water company I owned at the time. My needs were specific and real. They had to be local, focus on providing clean drinking water, be honest and transparent, be a ‘true’ nonprofit with little to no overhead, and most importantly have dedicated leadership that truly and passionately believed in their cause. My search led me to Sarah Evans and Well Aware. Not only did Sarah and her team match my criteria, but have grown to provide so much more by acting locally and affecting change globally by improving quality of life. Their method of owning and managing full lifecycle the well selection and implementation process provides sustainable solutions that no other nonprofit can compete with. I highly recommend and support Well Aware knowing their utilization of donations is appropriate and effective.