is the secret key
that opens the door
to the future
We evoke change by providing access to clean water, sanitation, and income-generating opportunities while partnering with communities on a platform of empowerment, self-reliance, and sustainability.
THIS IS SOLVABLE
access to safe and reliable water
is not a reality for 663 million people.
Access to reliable, clean water doesn't just sustain life,
it is the key that opens the door to health, education, income, agriculture, empowerment, and dignity.
Learn how water traps millions of people in poverty - and why our work focuses not simply on gaining access to this precious liquid, but how we use it to transform lives.
Creating access to clean water is the vital first step, but that is only the beginning.
We work hard to create sustainable projects that equip and empower
individuals using new water as the platform.
EVERY COMMUNITY PROJECT WE DO INCORPORATES THE FOLLOWING PILLARS:
A group of new community leaders is formed who become the guardians of the project. They are trained over a month to build self-reliance and ensure sustainability.
We train over the course of 2 months, but our partnership is long term. We train Committee members in Operations & Maintenance of the well, Hygiene & Sanitation, Women's Health, Sustainability of the project, and Agriculture techniques and innovations.
All wells are placed in the schools. This is a clean, safe, and reliable water source for the entire community to use. Wells are drilled by big machines reaching depths of 30-100m and fixed with a manual hand pump.
We include private feminine hygiene rooms into all our Sanitation Centers. A complete sanitation center is constructed at the school with boys / girls / teachers latrines, feminine hygiene rooms and a hand-wash station.
A comprehensive strategy is done to eliminate open defecation in the community - thus greatly improving overall health.
A 12,000 sq/ft garden is built in the school providing food security and income generation. This is a working garden that generates income to benefit the school, community and the sustainability of the well- and aims to inspire individuals to replicate in their home gardens.
WHO WE ARE
We dedicate ourselves to development work that has the power to open the doors for better health, education, opportunity, and empowerment.
CLEAN WATER IS OUR ACCESS KEY.
We are dedicated to providing access to clean water, sanitation, and income generation while partnering with communities to empower individuals with the tools - after water is available - not simply to survive but THRIVE.
WE HAVE ACHIEVED SOME GREAT THINGS
Thanks to you
Some incredible achievements have been made over the past 7 years - and it has all been made possible by our donors.
Have had been successfully completed with the Water Underground Model.
100% of all wells are functioning.
Have access water, and improved sanitation facilities throughout 35 communities.
Now have better learning environments in the school with water, sanitation, menstrual hygiene centers, and health & agriculture programs incorporated into their curriculum.
Have continued their schooling into Secondary School - where 7th grade would have been the normal end of their school experience.
REDUCTION IN DISEASE
Cases of diarrheal diseases and ailments caused by a lack of access to clean water and poor hygiene have been dramatically reduced.
Leaders who are majority women have emerged and been given a voice and responsibility that allows them to guide their community towards development.
There has been a 30% average increase in attendance rates, and a 36% increase in enrollment.
YOUR GENEROSITY MAKES EVERYTHING POSSIBLE
Our commitment to you
When you donate, 100% goes directly to the field to solve the issue you care about. Our running costs are covered separately.
We direct your money to specific projects and prove it to you. You receive content to know exactly where your donation has gone.
We are committed to creating sustainable projects so that your dollar goes even further.
WATER CHANGES EVERYTHING
7 YEARS OF IMPACT
BY THE NUMBERS
Hours of life is returned because of water
Have been saved by not walking to get water.
That time is now spent going to school, earning income, or taking care family.
Miles that women and girls have not been forced to walk in their previous reality without water. Their footpath was always forced to be the same, but now they walk freely towards a brighter future.
Women in 35 communities now wake up to a new reality. It is no longer entirely consumed with the burden of finding water - rather the bright opportunity of pursuing their dreams.
We are asking for your help.
The keys to opening the doors of life are in your pocket.
Here is how you can make a difference
and change someone's life forever.
JOIN THE WELL
Help us solve this crisis by sharing our vision and donating monthly.
Host your own event or crowdsource campaign and bring change to thousands!
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YOU HAVE THE KEYS
More ways to make in impact
Can't donate right now? There are many ways you can support Water Underground and get clean water to those who need it most.
Sponsor a Water Well
Give a gift to provide the foundation of changing a community forever.
We're able to accept donations in the form of stock that can be arranged from most brokerage accounts.
Contact us to make a stock donation
Back an Entire Project
Shape the future of an entire community with water, sanitation, and development with a gift of $25,000.
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