THIS IS HOW WE KNOW IT WORKS
WE SEE HOW IT TRANSFORMS COMMUNITIES
With nearly thirty years of experience in nine countries around the world, we have seen how water changes everything.
Access to water fuels health, hope, education, optimism, and prosperity. It boosts opportunities for everyone, especially women and girls. Children stay in school longer. Fewer people die of illnesses caused by contaminated water. Increased education and improved health bring economic prosperity to entire regions. Families have more time to work, play, and simply spend together.
WE SEE IT IN THE PEOPLE
Everyone Forever creates a better life for people around the world—people like Didacienne in Rulindo District, Rwanda.
Didacienne had five children and no home of her own. Her husband died decades ago in the Rwandan genocide, and after that she had few options to provide for her family. They lived with various family members to get by, and without water in their village, life was difficult.
Everything changed when Water For People partnered with Didacienne’s district to build a new water point in her village. She no longer gets sick from waterborne diseases or spends hours each day fetching water. And when she was offered a job as the local water seller, the income from working at the water point allowed her to finally build a home for her family. Access to water has changed her life—forever.
WE SEE IT IN OUR
We’ve helped bring clean drinking water to millions of people. See the progress we’ve made toward our milestones and learn more about our plans to bring water to Everyone Forever.
WE SEE IT IN THE DATA
Our Everyone Forever Tracker shows the impact you are making possible in each district and country where we work. Explore all the measurements and data points that lead us toward a future where everyone has access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions.
THIS is How We Multiply Your Impact
Every dollar you give to Water For People multiplies. Our strategic partners such as communities, local governments, and local businesses also invest. In addition, the health and economic benefits of investing in clean water provide a seven-fold return, helping your $50 investment multiply to over $500!
Water For People’s sustainable Everyone Forever model requires co-investment from partners like local governments and businesses. The average amount of co-investment is an additional $0.53 for every dollar we provide.
When communities have clean water and sanitation, people are healthier – reducing medical costs. They also save time otherwise spent walking to fetch water – time now available to spend on economic or educational pursuits. As a result, the return-on-investment for clean water is seven-fold.
Thus, Water For People’s impact calculation is: $1 x 1.535 x 7 = $10.75.