posted this on August 18, 2011 05:38 AM
charity: water uses 100% of public donations to fund water projects in developing countries. We partner with local organizations to build the projects, investing in their expertise and acquired knowledge.
Our field teams drill through some of the deepest bedrock to find aquifers. They scale mountains in search of freshwater springs, survey arid land to map out pipe systems, drive drilling rigs to remote villages in the jungle and venture to places no one else dare; all for the sake of bringing clean water to some of the poorest people on earth.
We believe in supporting national staff. For example, Ethiopians run the organizations we support in Ethiopia, and Indians run our partner organizations in India. Even the larger international aid organizations we partner with employ 95% of their field staff from the country they're working in.
To learn more about our current partners, go here >
Please note: We know there are a ton of important organizations out there, but our Water Programs team has a strategy for choosing charity: water’s local partners. We don’t take requests from the public on new local partnerships.
We do like to keep up with innovative work, though! If you’d like to point our attention towards one of your favorite organizations, we recommend Tweeting their info and mentioning us in the Tweet, or posting a comment with the org’s info on our Facebook page here >