“Clean water, the essence of life and a birthright for everyone, must become available to all people now” – Jean-Michel Cousteau
You have many choices when deciding which charity to donate to, so what criteria can you use to narrow your search. Some key questions to ask:
. What’s the cost effectiveness of the program?
. Does the organization have transparency?
. Has the organization proven that it can be effective?
I believe Water Access Now can answer “Yes” to all of these questions. We have a 100% volunteer staff consisting of board members who have actually visited the areas we serve. As Treasurer, I can assure you that we are all dedicated to keeping our costs low. Our costs last year and so far this year have consisted of two expenditures; insurance coverage and credit card processing fees. Not many other organizations can make such a statement.
The U.S. poor are wealthy by developing-world standards, thus our focus is on the global poor. We consistently provide a sustainable clean source of water to villages in need. With your donations, we pledge to continue that mission.
“There's over a billion people on this planet that don't have access to clean drinking water” - Michael Moore