Water For People partners with local organizations, governments, businesses, and citizens, providing the support they need to bring water and sanitation systems to their own towns, cities, and countries. Use the map below to explore the countries where we work.
WHERE DOES WATER FOR PEOPLE WORK?
Water For People currently works in nine countries around the world: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and India. Our employees in each country know the culture and language of the communities we serve.
Based on special grants and funding, we have worked in more than 40 other countries since we were founded, but have found that a targeted approach is more effective and efficient. We have utilized this targeted approach since 2011.
HOW DOES WATER FOR PEOPLE CHOOSE WHERE TO WORK?
Water For People performs a special data collection and analysis of any new areas where we are considering working. At this time, there are no new countries being considered, but we are actively starting work in new districts in the countries where we already work.
When new areas are considered, the first factor we need to see is a clear need for improved water supply and/or sanitation. We also consider 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 communities that will benefit from improved water services.
Water For People’s country teams carefully target specific regions that we call districts (which are county-sized) within their countries where work will be focused. The goal is to bring 100% coverage in water and sanitation within each district and then replicate this model in new districts.