Free Clean Water for children of Africa

  • : The 10 Year Challenge - The Water Project
    The Water Project has worked with communities who do not have access to reliable water for more than 10 years now. The “10 year challenge” meme provided the opportunity to reflect on all the things that have changed and on things we have accomplished since the start of The Water Project. However, the thing that […]
  • : Did you know that 1 out of 3 people do not have access to a safe toilet? - The Water Project
    Some 4.5 billion people today either do not have a toilet or use one that does not safely manage human waste. Of that total, there are 892 million people who still practice open defecation. This is a big problem. Diseases like cholera are spread through contact with human feces. In fact, the city of Boston […]
  • : The Value of Relationship: Trust – Part 5 of 5 - The Water Project
    Part 5: Trust This is all a learning process, but we are not hiding our challenges. Sweeping any failure under the rug simply doesn’t make sense. That cuts out the legs of the shared table where we all sit. The goal is never installation. It is always reliability. Failure is only ever an interim step […]
  • : The Value of Relationship – The Table: Part 4 of 5 - The Water Project
    Part 4: The Table At The Water Project, we like to imagine that achieving access to safe, reliable water is like a family meeting. Everyone involved has a seat at a large round table — an equal position for all around the meal. At the table sits The Water Project, our local teams, members of the community where […]
  • : The Value of Relationship: Accountability – Part 3 of 5 - The Water Project
    Part 3: Fostering Accountability Traditionally, accountability and even corrective action for development projects come from the top. This can lead to the wrong solutions or an intervention based on faulty, imported assumptions. We see it all the time in the graveyards of good meaning, in failed water projects within our program areas. Each nonfunctional project […]
  • : The Value of Relationship – Partnership: Part 2 of 5 - The Water Project
    Part 2 : Redefining Partnership Our partners are local experts, artisans, and development professionals organized as recognized in-country NGOs. Together we determine the most reliable water solution — whether it is a dam in southeastern Kenya, a borehole in Uganda, or rainwater tank for a school in western Kenya. When they leverage their deep knowledge of each […]
  • : The Value of Relationship – A five part series - The Water Project
    Part 1: Relationships, not wells, are key to safe water by Tom Murphy: Reporting Officer, The Water Project The Water Project does not build wells. We build relationships. Before dismissing what is seemingly a trite expression, allow me to explain what I mean because it is a crucial distinction that means the difference between contributing to a […]
  • : The Spencer Group – Corporate Supporter - The Water Project
    We had the pleasure of speaking with Julian Minett, CEO and Charlotte Hood, Consultant of The Spencer Group in the United Kingdom. Julian and The Spencer Group have been supporters of The Water Project since 2011 and have given more than $45,000 to clean water projects. Julian has been raising money for different charities and […]
  • : Waterdrop – Brand Partner - The Water Project
    The Waterdrop brand offers high-quality home water filtration solutions. By removing sand and sediments, reducing chlorine, cysts and many other contaminants, Waterdrop products improves water quality and ensures safe and healthy drinking water for millions of families worldwide. We had the chance to speak with Waterdrop about their partnership with The Water Project. Waterdrop has […]
  • : Master Pools Guild – Brand Partner - The Water Project
    We had the pleasure of speaking with Teri Wiltshire, Special Projects Manager of Master Pools Guild (MPG) and Carla Sovernigo, President/CFO of Alka Pool and past Chairwomen of MPG to learn more about their organization and commitment to providing clean water to communities in need. Master Pools Guild has partnered with The Water Project since 2015, […]