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The Water Project Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Development, International Relief, Philanthropy

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 nine years, we have funded over 1,000 projects in nine countries. Access to clean, safe water is changing lives. We're actively monitoring 90+% 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

Direct beneficiaries per year: 350,000+ people

Geographic areas served: Sub-Saharan Africa

Programs: safe water and sanitation, hygiene training, wells, sand dams, rain catchment, and spring protection.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked in the sector for 17 years as everything from well driller to operations director to communications director. I got to personally see The Water Project's work in Kenya and it was the most transformative work I've ever seen. It was everything everyone in the water sector says they are in terms of improving economy, agriculture, hygiene, environment, livestock, etc. few water projects really do impact all these areas but this TWP work was.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Ness M.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Water Project is a great organization. For every $10 donated it will help a person in another place for 10 years. Every person deserves clean water. On the website, you can make your own fundraising site to help raise money to make a difference. There are many activities avaliable so you can spread awareness. The thing that I don't really like is that there are only a few activities. But overall, the site is great.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the third year I have been involved with the water project. Our church is very small but the program motivated us to raise over $2,000. The bracelettes provided by the water project are a wonderful visual aid and reminder for anyone involved to keep in mind their mission. We had old and young members of the church involved and donations were made by everyone. I used video clips provided by the website to inform and enspire our congregation. There is a lot of material to read and learn from in order to run an informational and effective campaign. Water is the basis for so many things; food, thirst, crops, livestock, and hygene. When a town gets a clean water source, they can improve all aspects of their lives. I believe this cherity is ideal to support because it solves so many problems that exist. Instead of the typical band-aid approach to mission work, this organization is providing a lasting solution. I would recommend the water project to any church or organization that wants to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

Amber S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My teacher adopted a child from Africa and I learned how bad the conditions were there. I was so sad that so many children died because they didn't have clean water to drink. I wanted to do something to help them.

I have loved working with the Water Project. They provide so much support to make it easy to raise money to build a well. It is such a wonderful organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

most of us take water for granted. we shouldn't because people all over the world might not have water. this project helps build wells and give water to africa and india where clean water is most needed.

Ryan C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i joined the water project to make a difference and this site has enhanced my experiance in giving beyond comprhension. it has mae it easy and convieniet for me to donate and spread the word!
Thank You Water Project ! !
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Donor

Rating: 4

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Water Project is so cool. I found this iste by trying to help Africa becasue my school inpired me too. This site has inspired me in bieng the Chnage!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Greetings.....

this charity really helps the developing countries to get safe and clean water for the people , because there are thousands of people die because of the dirty water per day........ in my opinion this charity is very useful for young people and teenagers to give alot of ideas and helping to save water ...... for me I felt really happy when I see this website and join in this wonderful project and experience .... I joined in this charity to learn more about the water proplem in some countries and I deeply hope that make a little difference but Iwill always give my best to help these people , who dream every night that tomorrow they will open the tap and the water will comes out ...THANKS "The water project" because you have learnt , shown and given me alot thank you !!

Pajama B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

Here is our clean H2O awareness radio station campaign link.

I am all for it. It is the most important issue since the "oil crisis".

http://www.indiegogo.com/CleanWatershedWorldwideRadioCampaign

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.