I have followed the success and growth of Well Aware since the first began implementing projects in 2010. I have admired their high standards for ethical fundraising and management, as well as how they have created programs that truly honor and empower the communities where they work. Their project have immediate and lasting impact because of their sustainability model and realistic approach to providing clean water. It is not often that a budding nonprofit develops such a strong and impactful program side before they are very well known.
As a donor to Well Aware I was invited into the field to see how my donations get deployed. I was very impressed with the mantra they applied to their work. It ranges from seeking ways to use water to positively affect the lives of Kenyans, through to ensuring much of the work that is being done is by Kenyans. They also ensure the wells that they build are on community land, which means the water cannot be used for political gain later on.
Well Aware is an amazing organization that provides sustainable drinking supplies to communities in need in Africa. I had the pleasure to travel with Well Aware to Kenya this spring to see how projects have affected the local community and the results are striking and provide not only water supply, but also improved educational opportunities and better health outcomes.
You simply cannot do better than 100% and that is how many Well Aware wells are still functional. Truly inspiring and life changing!
The most important element of nonprofit efficacy is how closely the organization's intent mirrors their actions. In essence, do they do what they say they are going to do and are they relentlessly evaluative of their performance to ensure that they are deepening impact in the communities they serve? Well Aware is a perfect example of an organization that gets this right. Sarah and her incredible team are 'in it to win it' alongside the communities they partner with and their success rate with their wells and the ancillary economic development it provides to the people and places they work is the best of what we can hope for in a NGO/NPO service organization. I am humbled and honored to know them. - Christine Pollei
I love Well Aware because they are an amazing group of people doing incredible work! Also, their water projects have a 100% success rate!
I've been interning for Well Aware for the past couple months and let me tell you how amazing this organization is: Founder, Sarah Evans, is constantly on the go, working on and planning new projects to bring sustainable wells and rainwater catchment systems to villages in East Africa. She runs a tight ship and it shows - the organizations boasts a 100% success rate as opposed to 40% success by most other organizations that also implement wells. They've changed over 100k lives in the past few years and plan on changing many more for the better. Your support and donations goes a LONG way with this nonprofit: for just $10 you can provide clean water for a single child for decades to come. That sweet giving tastes better than any lunch date.
I was lucky enough to accompany Well Aware to Kenya in June 2016. Getting to see first-hand how Well Aware implements their projects and impacts the lives of others was an experience that can never fully put into words. Without clean water, there is no health, little education, and community development is stunted. Well Aware changes all of that for the people of the communities they work with. We were able to visit a community that has now had clean water for 4 years because of Well Aware. There are now multiple school buildings, a clinic, health has dramatically improved, and all the children are getting an education. Well Aware does the most with every donor dollar to have the greatest impact on their partner communities and I was able to see first hand the massive difference they are making in the lives of so many. This nonprofit exceeds all expectations with their truly life-changing work.
Joined them with my band Saints of Valory on a trip to Kenya this June. Amazing people doing really great things!
The dedication to sustainability of their projects is what makes them stand apart. They don't just dig a well, they engage with the community, they teach them new clean-water skills, they help with managing the change that their impact will make down the road, they visit and re-visit their communities. This is how all non-profit, mission oriented organizations should be run.
Few NPO's have a perfect track record in achieving their mission objectives. Every well they've dug in Africa is still operational - and other water-based NPO's are starting to consult with WA for best practices in the chosen field.
Well Aware is a non-profit that encompasses compassion and integrity. It's a beautiful thing to see the results of their hard work.
My experience as a donor and Village Member with Well Aware has been very positive - I attribute this to the excellent leadership provided by Sarah Evans. Sarah has assembled an excellent group of mentors to assist her in guiding Well Aware from donations collected in the US to actual digging of wells in Africa.
There are few times a donor can actually observe a dollar donated translate into a very tangible item (in this case a water well in Africa) - all done with exceptional fiscal oversight.
I was introduced to Well Aware over a year ago. In that time I have learned not only the high efficiency and effectiveness in which this nonprofit works, but the success of Well Aware is nothing short of incredible. There are numerous clean water projects attempted in Africa. It's important to recognize that 60% of the wells in Africa do not work in . 100% of Well Aware's projects are successful. They have positively impacted over 100,000 people in numerous rural communities in Kenya by providing clean water for life. Well Aware improves and sustains health, education, and economic growth. I have seen first hand the transformation these communities experience. I am so proud to be associated with such a high impact non profit!
I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to work with Well Aware in Kenya this year, and words can't describe the life changing work their doing here. Well Aware provides clean water through installation of sustainable water wells in rural Kenya and facilitating education. This organization has touched my soul in such a way that I'll never be the same. So much love for the team that provides this powerful life source to those who need it most. Please help support this cause by giving generously.
I was fortunate to be on the last WellAware trip to Kenya to get a first hand experience of the beautiful work they're doing there and the thousands of lives they're changing. This Austin based nonprofit is run by a passionate team, and is really an amazing project to get behind.
It was incredible to see how something as simple as water, a source I've taken for granted my entire life be a matter of life and death to thousands of people, and to see WellAware come in and change that and provide hope was truly inspiring. They come highly recommended!
Well aware is changing people's lives by providing clean water to communities in Africa. Kids can now attend school and mother have time for other economical work other than spend all day walking long distance looking for water that is not even clean for the family. schools are coming up around the places Well aware have build water systems since the communities who used to be mobile looking for water have now build permanent settlements.
Stellar staff - amazing to watch the well aware scientists drill a well in the Kenyan bush with the tribespeople watching - and all of us celebrating the miracle together . Brave, hardworking leadership- awesome achievement of clear mission!
What makes Well Aware amazing is that the water wells built by the organization are 100% functional and sustainable, compared to a 30% success rate with other wells built in Africa. The people who run and volunteer for the organization are amazing as well. They're extremely smart and dedicated to the cause. I'm proud to be a part of this wonderful group! Below is a picture from Well Aware's recent trip to Kenya. The community is dancing along with the Founder and volunteers around their new water well which had just broken ground.
Wonderful group of dedicated folks doing much needed work in Kenya! Amazing success rate and happy communities make this one of the top water non-profits in the world.