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  

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?

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?

2012

 
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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

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

NONE

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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

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

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

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: 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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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.

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

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

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

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: 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.

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

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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info (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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  

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  

1 person found this review helpful

My name is Madison. I am 19 years old and I live in Canada.
I believe that when you have something in life, you should share it.
So why wouldnt you share your basic need of water?
I started a fundraiser page and I plan on raising enough money to build an entire well.

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

I have not yet, but when the well is built that I donated to they track where it is and tell a story about it for you

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

be able to allow more people to physically help build the well.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

There are really so many water-related organizations out there. You've got Charity:Water, Blood:Water, Water.org, and many many others. All of them, of course, do fantastic work. The reason I would recommend The Water Project specifically is this: The price of a well in India through The Water Project is only $1500 (more in Africa). The other water organizations I've mentioned above have wells that cost upwards of $5000. As co-chair of the student-run organization "Performers for Progress," I oversaw/directed a student benefit show that raised $5100 for The Water Project. Incredibly, this was enough for THREE wells (serving 2200 people in total). Whenever we called the organization with questions we had, it was always Peter Chasse, the president and founder, who answered our questions. I don't know for sure, but I imagine that with these larger organizations, getting in contact with an organization's founder is nearly impossible. The Water Project also posted photos on their site and gave us updates about the work being done. It is a truly incredible organization.

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

...October 2009, when Performers for Progress (the organization I co-chaired), donated $5100, enough to build three wells in India for a total of 2200 people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

...extremely helpful. Consider this: The only staffer I ever met was Peter Chasse, the president and founder! That kind of transparency is hard to find.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

...provide water for up to 5.3 million people! (Assuming a well in India costs $1500 and a large village contains about 800 people.)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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