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: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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  

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  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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  

1 person found this review helpful

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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info (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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: 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: 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.

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

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: 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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