The Water Project, Inc.
July 12, 2010
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?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Donor & Held a benefit show to build 3 wells.