I’ve had the privilege of volunteering with Initiative: Eau both on the ground in Fada as well as remotely from the US and I am so proud to be part of an organization that does so much to benefit the lives of people struggling to obtain resources that are basic human rights. The team is passionate about every project and the future visions of the organization. It was clear to me when I was in Fada that the community values the work done by Initiative: Eau and that progress was being made each and every day. The research being done here can and should be used in other regions of the world to help in the fight for safe, accessible water for every person.
Une ONG à soutenir car elle apporte une aide concrète, réfléchie et pérenne dans la distribution de l'eau au Burkina fasso! Bravo aux professionnels passionnés, engagés, et sérieux avec qui j'ai échangé à plusieurs reprises !
DJ Brooks is so dedicated to everything he's doing and his team do an incredible work and has a real impact! Do hesitate to support them!!
J'ai eu l'occasion de côtoyer l'équipe d'Initiative: Eau au sein de l'espace de coworking La Fabrique à Ouagadougou. L'engagement quotidien, la motivation et le travail intense fourni sont impressionnants et se reflètent dans la qualité et la pertinence du travail sur le terrain. Encore bravo pour cette belle initiative !
J’ai connu Initiative Eau lorsque je travaillais au Burkina. Leur travail à Fada, dans une zone marquée par de fortes tensions sécuritaires était très impressionnant à suivre ! J’apprécie la dimension innovante nécessaire pour améliorer l’accès à l’eau dans ce type de contexte.
Initiative: Eau is an exceptional organization in this field. They are truly implanted in the communities they serve and are experts at using data to guide their decision-making. A testament to their excellence is how quickly they've been able to grow from a small organization to earning contracts with USAID and UNICEF, all while only improving the quality of their interventions. I'm greatly looking forward to seeing what more they're able to accomplish for water safety and quality in the future.
I've worked for IEAU for some time and can say it really exceeded my expectations. My co-workers were highly qualified for their roles, all coming from different backgrounds and being able to bring different perspectives to the work, what I believe it's extremely valuable for an organization working locally. The founder & CEO, Donald, is very passionate about the work and the organization, which reflects in their activities. Everything is very organized and well-planned, despite of the circumstances in Fada N'Gourma, where the projects are implemented.
IEAU works closely with communities in the Eastern region of Burkina Faso, assuring all programs are exactly what they need and want. Sharing knowledge with the communities also guarantees long-lasting solutions, which is why I strongly believe in IEAU’s work and impact. The staff is highly competent, passionate and engaged to the cause. I’m a great fan of their work and am glad I got the chance to be part of it.
J’ai connu Initiative Eau lorsque je travaillais au Burkina. Leur travail à Fada, dans une zone marquée par de fortes tensions sécuritaires était très impressionnant à suivre !
J’apprécie la dimension innovante nécessaire pour améliorer l’accès à l’eau dans ce type de contexte.
Initiative: Eau is an exceptional organization that works on the ground with communities in Burkina Faso to initiate and instill sustainable improvements in water services. I had the opportunity to meet several local staff members who exemplify professionalism and integrity in the important work that they do.
I worked with Initiative: Eau to test the water quality of all modern water points in four villages in Burkina Faso’s Plateau Central region. They were professional, prepared, and a pleasure to work with. The data I received was organized and easy to read. They also do amazing work in other parts of Burkina. I highly recommend this NGO, whether you’re looking for a contractor to do water quality testing or a new organization to donate to!
I am continuously impressed by the efforts of Initiative: Eau to drive data-informed and human-centered water initiatives in West Africa. The organization and its leadership is especially committed to community-driven, integrated approaches, which is at the core of what makes Initiative: Eau an exceptional and sustainable non-profit.
I:Eau is not only raising up developing communities by providing them with access to clean water, they are also producing invaluable research from which the entire world will benefit. The ingenuity of this nonprofit is impressive and their singular focus on Earth’s most valuable resource is highly admirable.
Initiative Eau is doing incredible work on the ground to improve drinking water quality in the communities they serve with sensitivity to their particular contexts. Moreover this work is vital in terms of developing and modelling solutions for improving the drinking water supplies of growing medium-sized African cities and the specific challenges they face.
I love the mission of Initiative: Eau and how it effectively integrates technology solutions into solving a social and environmental issue. Wonderful organization with inspiring people, keep it up!!!
I have known this incredible organization since its birth; what started as an idea in a high-school environmental club has since turned into an enterprise with real-world impact. It is no surprise why--Initiative: Eau's mission is "to improve the safety and quality of drinking water services in developing urban areas," but this statement captures only one aspect of the work being done. Through on-the-ground research and innovation, Initiative: Eau has worked with and for the communities in Burkina Faso to develop infrastructure and technology that will have long-term positive impacts. I am confident that the Initiative will continue to flourish because its members hold true to their hearts the reason "why" this work is so important, rather than simply focusing on "what" the ultimate goal is.
I wish the best of luck to everyone working to support the mission of this organization--I am repeatedly inspired by the dedication of Initiative: Eau's members and I am truly excited to see what new developments come to fruition over the next years.
I have greatly enjoyed watching Initiative:eau’s development as an inspiring organization working tirelessly in Burkina Faso’s water sector. The team is hardworking and thoroughly imbedded in the communities in West Africa that they serve.
J'ai eu le privilège de travailler avec Initiative:eau pendant 06 mois, ce fut une expérience très enrichissante.les projet implémenter par initiative:eau permettent aux populations de mieux gérer les points d'eau et aussi les données collectées permettent de faciliter l'intervention des organisations humanitaires lors des inondations . Je suis très heureux d'avoir fait partie de cette organisation , de cette équipe dynamique . Go ahead initiative:eau
I've had the pleasure to work with Initiative: Eau on site for two months. The team is unique in its committment to its mission and extremely competent and hard-working, consisting of exclusively Burkinabé staff. The organization and its projects are well embedded in and appreciated by the community in Fada N'Gourma. I believe Initiative: Eau has a positive and sustainable impact on water quality in the region and I will happily continue to support Initiative:Eau from abroad.
Initiative : Eau est une organisation très dynamique et engagée. Ils mettent en place des activités ambitieuses pour mettre à la disposition des plus vulnérables les résultats de la recherche et de l'innovation au service des populations. Ils apportent recul et analyse sur les infrastructures existantes, ce que malheureusement peu d'acteurs du secteur font.
Une très belle organisation, qui mène un travail remarquable dans le secteur de l’eau ! J’ai eu la chance de rencontrer différents membres de cette ONG, qui m’ont marqué par leur ambition, leur engagement et leur immense travail!
Je la recommande fortement !
Initiative: Eau is a growing NGO that is pushing the boundaries of what is expected from nonprofit organizations. Its style is clean and edgy, descriptive and clinical. Its work through the smart use of data and partnerships means its impact is large with minimal overhead.
In its messaging, it strays away from the typical depressive NGO practice of painting a bleak picture with the hardships faced by those living in the global south to elicit an emotional response from donors, reducing those living in these conditions to mere actors in "poverty p***" scenes. Instead, it focuses on the real situation, the change happening, the change being made.
I have supported this organization since the beginning, and I will continue to do so as it matures and intensifies. All the best to those making it work from behind the scenes.
During the two years that I worked with this organization, I was fortunate to witness and further its growth in scale and function. The team driving Initiative: Eau is dedicated to providing intelligent, adaptive and community-specific solutions for the water crisis. It’s very exciting to continue to watch the organization expand.
The organization implements innovative approaches aimed at ensuring quality water access in West Africa. The team is friendly, engaged and well-connected to the local community it serves.
Initiative: Eau is a fantastic organization led by creative young people who don’t think small. Its work is cutting edge and evidence-based, making a difference on drinking water in Burkina.