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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EIN 26-1455510
800-460-8974
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Rating: 4 stars  

My name is Elizabeth and I am twelve years old. I had to pick a world issue for english and I had to do something about it. I chose to raise money so that I could help people in india and africa get clean water. The project ended up being fun and taught me a lesson. The lesson: be thankful for what you have.

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I have personally experienced the results of this organization in feeling good about myself for helping out someone somewhere in the world.

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The water project organization is perfect the way it is.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This organization is awesome because it allows users to safely donate/raise money to support the huge water concerns in Africa. Not only do they build wells for communities in need, but also maintain them.

A really unique characteristic is that people can purchase products (water bottles, coffee mugs, etc.) and 100% of the money from those go towards the water projects.

Another great thing is that the person donating money can select how much money goes to the actual community vs the governing needs of the organization, so people can feel secure that the money they donate goes to good use!

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

The reviews of the communities impacted. They are descriptive and you can just tell how thankful they are to have clean water to drink.

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

Make it so the store ships their product so other countries other than just the USA (I'm from Canada and cannot order product from their store)

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Rating: 5 stars  

The water project is an amazing oppurtunity to support and provide clean water to those in need.

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

greatly. I have seen pictures of my progrress

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

find more ways to provide other than just water

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My husband and I sponsor several children in Africa and understand the need for clean water in many places. As such, we have sponsored our first well in Kenya.

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as much as we see from their website. But we have faith that they are doing great things!

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

like to see them be more proactive in providing updates as to well projects. More specifically, it would be good to see more status on projects that people have supported. This might encourage continued support to this particular organization.

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Thanks for the comments and encouragement! In case you missed it, our "See" section is packed with updates and up-to-the-minute reports from all our water projects. Every donor can find their own project by ID# or email address. Please do let us know if you're having trouble finding yours. We'd be glad to help.

Rating: 5 stars  

The water Project is a great orginisation. I found them in 2010 and have been working with them since. I started a campaign at Rockford High School and raised over a $1,000. Which inspired alot of people. I still recive donations in the mall from people I dont know. And emails for interviews. Giving such a simple thing as a few bucks can change a persons life, just by giving them clean water. I would highly recomend doing it.

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The people in my community have really stood up and started to give back to such a great cause.

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

Nothing, they should just keep up the great work! :)

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Rating: 3 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I do not have any specific experience with this organization, but the follow up story on The World mentions some issues.

http://www.theworld.org/2010/06/problem-with-the-playpump/

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None

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Thanks for posting a review, but I think you have the wrong organization. The Water Project does not install PlayPumps.

Rating: 5 stars  

I donated to build a well this christmas to give the gift of water and the results were unimaginable! I love the ease and assurity that comes with donating and spreading the word. It is however a little hard to track my wells progress and i have recieved no word from the ater project about it!

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

the website

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

make it easier for donators to find out the progress of the well they helped build

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

my father visited on buisness and brought back pictures that promted me to donate

Why did you make your donation at this time?

to help the children

What would you tell others about this organization?

easy and safe to donate!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Water Project is a great organization. For every $10 donated it will help a person in another place for 10 years. Every person deserves clean water. On the website, you can make your own fundraising site to help raise money to make a difference. There are many activities avaliable so you can spread awareness. The thing that I don't really like is that there are only a few activities. But overall, the site is great.

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

Many ways.

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

Add more activities and tips to starting an event at school.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is the third year I have been involved with the water project. Our church is very small but the program motivated us to raise over $2,000. The bracelettes provided by the water project are a wonderful visual aid and reminder for anyone involved to keep in mind their mission. We had old and young members of the church involved and donations were made by everyone. I used video clips provided by the website to inform and enspire our congregation. There is a lot of material to read and learn from in order to run an informational and effective campaign. Water is the basis for so many things; food, thirst, crops, livestock, and hygene. When a town gets a clean water source, they can improve all aspects of their lives. I believe this cherity is ideal to support because it solves so many problems that exist. Instead of the typical band-aid approach to mission work, this organization is providing a lasting solution. I would recommend the water project to any church or organization that wants to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

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

collecting enough money to send for 2 wells to be drilled.

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

Expand the things we give up to include any drinks, outings, and other things besides just soda or coffee to give up.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My teacher adopted a child from Africa and I learned how bad the conditions were there. I was so sad that so many children died because they didn't have clean water to drink. I wanted to do something to help them.

I have loved working with the Water Project. They provide so much support to make it easy to raise money to build a well. It is such a wonderful organization!

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

The satisfaction of seeing money being raised and wells being built that will save lives.

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

Offer T-shirts for sale :)

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