Water for People

Rating: 4.29 stars   7 reviews


6666 W Quincy Ave Denver CO 80235 USA


Founded in 1991, Water For People is a Denver-based private, nonprofit international humanitarian organization that supports the development of sustainable safe drinking water resources and improved sanitation facilities in developing countries.


We help build communities that are funding, building, maintaining and replacing their systems when needed. We’re focusing on lasting solutions by leveraging local resources, testing innovative ideas and monitoring our work over time. We're creating a current of change.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

2008 - 184,705 ; 2009 - 365,000, 2010 - 218,457

Geographic areas served:

Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Malawi, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, Uganda

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

In response to Robroy, I am sorry you must have misunderstood the form, and it is something to be carefully read. Your facts may be inaccurate. This organization has fervently been helping and building itself to get crucial water for peoples of countries and areas that do not have the luxury of tap water at hand for the majority of us, or a quick stop at the convenient store for a bottle, or freely put on tables at restaurants, many of do not even drink! I suggest you watch "The Flow of Water" and rethink and reread this document. See how a major corporation who manufactures many of the products you probably consume, has bought so much land the water comes from in many regions of India, then charge them for it. India makes no money on this. Water for People is NOT a corporation and is of a humanity base. Strictly out of compassion and love for humanity. We should all be like this. Please read again and see it all deeper. I have seen the passion of Water For People.. Thank you.

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Around the world, developing countries are littered with broken down wells and abandoned latrines. Clean water and safe sanitation are truly compelling needs. However, it does little good to meet these needs if systems quickly break; if girls have to return to a life of carrying water, and babies are again dying from preventable waterborne illnesses. Water For People goes beyond just counting how many people have services that first year. It places greater emphasis on how long those systems last—if they are truly sustainable in future years. Our family foundation has made several major gifts to Water For People. Our due diligence has revealed a well run, transparent, and honest organization However, the key differentiation is that their monitoring and evaluation results are compelling. The tangible proof of sustainability shows that our funds money and time are well invested.

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Blyantyre, Malawi West Bengal, India Kigali, Rwanda

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Last spring I was fortunate to visit Uganda. While there, I had the opportunity to visit some of the rural communities where Water For People is working with local groups to provide safe water and sanitation. It was truly moving to see the respectful manner with which Water For People staff worked with the local community members. But even more moving was seeing the impact that clean water and sanitation had on the lives of people in the community. It really does change lives.

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

rural communities in Uganda, where people now have access to safe water and sanitation for the first time ever.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I've learned a tremendous amount about the impact of safe water and sanitation -- safe water and sanitation is the foundation for good health, better education, and more jobs.

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

fabulous, dedicated, smart, respectful and creative.

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

save lives! Over 6000 people a day die from lack of safe water and sanitation...Water For People is helping to develop sustainable water solutions in developing countries all over the world.

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About every six months

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