Please read below for more information, and consider contributing to this worthy cause in this giving season. Your dollar counts twice! Every dollar raised up to $7,500 will be matched! Let's get to $15,000.00!
Thank you all, you are making a difference!!! Spread the word!
Broken pumps are broken promises.
Every good thing made possible by access to safe water depends on it being available every day - year after year. Sadly though, the promise of safe water has been broken many times in the past. Faulty and abandoned pumps are almost expected in places like Kenya.
That must change.
The Water Project is taking a bold step toward provably reliable water. When a pump breaks down, we want it fixed in days, not months - regardless of whether a community is resigned to the latest failure.
For the next 42 wells in Kenya, they're applying new technology, training maintenance teams, and setting aside five years of repair funding to make it happen!
With help from Portland State University's SWEETLab, our next 42 wells are being equipped with SWEETSense Technology: a GPS chip, accelerometer, pressure transducer, and SIM card to upload data to the internet via cell network. With it, you can check on the well you funded from your smartphone before you go to bed, or in line at the grocery store. But more importantly, when something goes wrong, a technician is alerted automatically by text message to get water flowing again. We're all in this together - you, The Water Project, our partners, and the communities we serve together.
Once installed, there will be a link to see the project dashboard any time. Data will be uploaded every day so you can track how long a well was used the day before, how many gallons were pumped from it, and if it had any down time. We'll use the data to ensure quicker maintenance and more reliable water service. For the next five years, you'll get to check on the well and stand with us as we serve our neighbors in Kenya through the challenges and triumphs to come!
100% Transparency. 100% Accountability. We'll show everyone how it's all working.
|03/07/15||Caroline Banks And Matt Brown||$140.25|
|01/03/15||Sherri Thomas||$46.00||Good luck (:|
|01/02/15||Player McPhaul||$500.00||You and Grace are amazing! Happy New Year to all!|
|12/21/14||Mark And Lydia Laboccetta||$1000.00||Honoring our son, our family, and our friends who have supported us so much this year.|
|12/15/14||Robert A. Fleury Jr.||$7500.00|
|12/03/14||Keli Andrews||$23.00||Good luck!|
|12/02/14||Liza Fleury||$115.00||On behalf of you and your beautiful family brother. Merry Christmas from Marc, Lola and Tia Liza! XO|
|12/02/14||Tim Fraley||$46.00||Best of luck Dre, great cause!|
|12/02/14||Ben And Heather Ridge||$46.00||Yay! I like water!|
Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?
Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!
Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.
Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.
Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.