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It Starts with a Single Drop

This season, join us as we celebrate those initial steps taken by bold and courageous leaders to partner with Water For People and bring change to their communities.

Transformational change starts with a single drop – a drop of hope for a better future.

Our Inspiration

A Drop of Pride

The Rugarama Village sits between hills and valleys in the southwestern region of Uganda, within the Kamwenge District. In this community, approximately 80 households were using one borehole as a water source. However, the pipes broke down and the village was left without safe water.
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A Drop of Resilience

Meet Erica Madrid, a community leader, mother, and advocate for clean water for her community of San Antonio de Cortes, Honduras. As a girl, she grew up taking care of her family's business, and always helped those in need.
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A Drop of Determination

Dry and rough to the touch, Don Guillermo’s hands tell stories of sacrifice, hard work, and pride. With a shovel gripped tightly, and a smile across his face, the 66-year-old is determined to build his family a toilet.
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A Drop of Innovation

DK lives in Sheohar District in India, and among other community development activities he was involved in, DK had been trying to help families construct toilets. But he kept running into obstacles.
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A Drop of Opportunity

When she married ten years ago, Alphonsine moved to her new home in Rurembo Village, Gicumbi, a district in the north. As happy as she was to have married the love of her life, Alphonsine knew she would face one big challenge – accessing water.
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A Drop of Hope

Growing up, Santana remembers watching her neighbors carry water every day. She never gave up hope that this would change.
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About Water For People

Water For People is an international nonprofit based in Denver, Colorado. Our goal is to bring water, sanitation, and hygiene services to everyone, and to make sure those solutions last forever.

We are working toward this ambitious goal by partnering with local community members, businesses, and governments, helping them bring sustainable water and sanitation systems to their communities. Then we ensure they have the training and tools they need to maintain those systems for generations.

We spend years, not days, in districts — working until every family, clinic, and school has safe, reliable water and sanitation services.

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Send an ecard

Donating on behalf of someone else is an excellent gift for the socially conscious people in your life or a heartfelt way to honor a loved one’s memory. You can choose to notify them with a personalized ecard. 

Gifts that Give Back

We are especially thankful for our partner companies that dedicate a portion of their sales to help people gain access to clean water and dignified toilets. Check out these gifts that give back when shopping this holiday season.

giving machines

While the Giving Machines won’t be popping up in physical locations this year, our virtual giving provides a fun opportunity to continue the Light the World holiday tradition online.

amazon smile

Shop using Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases. Use your same Amazon account, just log in via and select Water For People as your charity of choice.