We Know Water is Flowing Here


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Remote water-point monitoring is becoming a reality. Our monthly donors are making it happen.

The L’Wanda K Secondary school, pictured above, is home to nearly 200 students. And as you know, daily access to safe water is essential to their education, good health and hopeful futures. But we really can’t fully celebrate the benefits of safe water unless we know that water flows, every day.

This week, we began receiving live monitoring data from this school and two additional remote sensors installed on water wells in Western Kenya!

This exciting new technology compliments our teams that are already revisiting past water projects. With its addition, we can now remotely monitor in near real-time whether water is flowing. We’ll see how many times a well has been used on a given day. And we’ll collect other metrics that help our teams build better programs and know when a water point might be in need of attention.
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Over the next year, our plan is to add 50 or more sensors to new and existing well points as we expand initial testing. Your monthly giving will make every one of these possible. 

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Charting Impact Report


Charting ImpactThe Water Project just completed our Charting Impact Report as a demonstration of our commitment to ongoing transparency and accountability in support of our mission. The report contains answers to five questions that encouraged reflection and learning about strategies and results in our work.

Charting Impact is a collaboratively developed, extensively tested framework that focuses on making an organization more effective. At the heart of Charting Impact are five simple questions that require reflection and encourage communication about what really matters – results.

Responding to these questions encourages strategic thinking about how an organization will achieve its intended impact, and shares concise information about organization’s plans and progress with key stakeholders and the public.

Charting Impact is a nationwide initiative of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar USA, and Independent Sector, three organizations that have been leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector for decades. This common framework was developed with input from nearly 200 members of the nonprofit community, including 39 organizations that participated in a pilot test in 2010.

We hope you will check out our report and tell us what you think: Read our Charting Impact Report »

A Look Ahead to 2013


The TWP Team

Our team, serving locally this Christmas at a food bank here in Concord.

We have big plans for 2013 and we need your help to make them happen.

Would you take a moment to read this important letter from our founder and consider how you’ll join us?

Read: Growing Deeper in 2013
A Letter from our Founder »

 


Can you Walk on Water?


We can’t help but smile when we see these amazing women from Delta Sigma Theta! Over 100 people participated at the Harford County Alumnae Chapter’s (DST-HCAC) annual Walk On Water 5K this past July, and the pictures tell the story. They know how to have fun while raising money for clean water!

Delta Sigma Theta is “A Sisterhood Called to Serve”. Four core principles of the sorority are Courage, Hope, Wisdom, and Strength. To-date, over ten Delta Sigma Theta chapters have donated to the clean water projects we do, raising over $15,000 when combined. For the Harford County Alumnae chapter, by hosting this community-based event, the 100 participants in Maryland are unlocking the potential of over 350 people in a community 4500 miles away in Sierra Leone.

But one event wouldn’t do for DST-HCAC. They already have their 2013 event scheduled for June 22nd, and are beginning the planning. Are you in the Maryland area? Mark your calendar and join the team as they walk, run, and laugh to the finish-line of this fabulous 5K. Can’t join them? Support their efforts by giving to their 2013 fundraising page, here. Together we are better; and serving together we are a force.