BENEFITING: Water First International
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We envision a world free of extreme poverty where everyone has access to a sustainable, clean water supply and a toilet.
To enable the world’s poorest people to implement and sustain community-managed projects integrating clean water, sanitation and hygiene education. Water 1st unites people to fight the global water and sanitation crisis. We believe this worldwide, silent catastrophe will be solved when we build a community of concerned individuals and mobilize them to take simple, effective actions.
Our Guiding Beliefs
Access to water is a basic human right.
Providing sustainable, clean water systems, toilets, and hygiene education is the first step to ending the cycle of poverty, illness and inequality.
Freeing women and girls from the burden of water collection, who suffer disproportionately from a lack of accessible clean water.
Building a community of concerned individual supporters who are motivated to take action is crucial to achieving our mission.
We strive to have a culture of learning, gratitude, respect and continuous improvement.
Long-term relationships with active, committed and established local partners
Deep involvement by the communities served – and strong leadership by their women – in all stages of project planning and implementation
Full community responsibility for financial and operational management after implementation
The integration of hygiene education, adequate sanitation and access to nearby clean water
Post-implementation monitoring, follow-up and insistence on accountability.