Established in 2007
Mission Statement: charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
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Impacts & Achievements:
Some of the highlights
CEO Salary: .8% of expenses
Charity: water has funded 28,389 separate projects to bring clean water to the economically disadvantaged.
This charity has provided service to over 8 million people in need.
Charity: water’s overall investments into these projects total over 196 million USD.
How Charity: Water is making a difference
Charity: water uses 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need. These solutions include hand-dug wells, drilled wells, rehabilitations, spring protections, rainwater catchments and BioSand filters.
Each of charity: water’s projects has a plan in place so that local stakeholders can make sure that water flows long after installation. They invest in forming strong water committees, partnering with local government, and training mechanics to perform repairs.
Working with Local Governments
Local government plays a major part in keeping water flowing. Charity: water partners engage with community, district and regional leaders to plan out the projects that they’re going to fund. This strengthens local ownership and can help build local capacity to maintain projects for years to come.