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Q: Where does Water For People work?
Water For People currently works in 10 countries around the world: Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and India. Our employees in-country know the culture, language, and communities we serve. However, based on special grants and funding, we have worked in more than 40 other countries over the years but have found that a targeted approach is more effective and efficient.
Q: How does Water For People choose communities/projects to assist?
Water For People performs a special data collection and analysis survey of any new areas that it considers working in. This data collection process ensures that all factors are considered in working in a new area. At this time, there are no new countries being considered.
When new countries are considered, the first factor is a clear need for improved water supply and/or sanitation. A variety of factors are considered in choosing a country and region in which to work: community motivation, costs, the availability of a trustworthy NGO partner, the support of local government, and a safe environment. To ensure system sustainability, Water For People requires a commitment from the beneficiary community.
Water For People’s country coordinators carefully target specific regions (county-sized) within their countries where work will be focused. The goal is to bring 100% coverage in water and sanitation within each region, and then replicate this model in new regions.
Q: Can I restrict my gift to Water For People?
A contribution of $1,000 or more can be directed to work in a specific country. Contributions of more than $5,000 can be designated for a particular region within a country. The money must be received before a restriction can be made. Because our programs serve the needs of a wide variety of locations and we focus gifts on the areas with the most need, we strongly encourage you to leave your gift unrestricted.
Q: How can I volunteer to work for Water For People?
The World Water Corps is one of Water For People’s volunteer programs that gives you the opportunity to travel abroad and support the organization in a tangible way. You can share your unique skills and experience in support of the development of sustainable water resources, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs.