This year, we have so many reasons to feel grateful and hopeful. With 30 years under our belt, we are humbled to say that, thanks to your generosity – and thanks to countless dedicated local partners in communities around the world – millions of people now have access to safe, reliable water and sanitation services.
As we honor the past and look toward the future, we're sharing 30 reasons to raise your glass (of water)! Cheers to 30 Years!
In the early years, Water For People completed projects in over 40 countries. Eventually, those well-intentioned projects failed; pumps broke, but nobody had the knowledge or the money to fix them.
Enter the Rulindo Challenge.
In November 2010, in Rwanda's Rulindo District, the innovative Everyone Forever model was born. Water For People firmly committed to sustainability, challenging ourselves to reach Everyone in a district and to ensure the water and sanitation services would last Forever.
Today we are celebrating the success of the Rulindo Challenge!
Now, 330,000 people across 500 villages, including 33 health clinics and 94 schools, have what our founders aspired to make possible: Everyone has water!