Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Water Access Now: Wine Into Water event. On October 14th, 2017 we had a record number of over 175 attendees at Matthews Winery in Woodinville, WA. The evening highlighted speakers sharing real and personal stories on the 2017 successes of implementing clean water in Ghana.
Please let us know your interest in attending our Wine Into Water event - RSVP for this Saturday's event at our Facebook link.
Come learn about our successes in 2017 implementing clean water in Ghana. Global Mamas items will be for sale as a way to support the cause. There will also be Ghanaian baskets, from the Fairtrade, ethically sourced, and artisan made Bolgatanga Basket Weavers, a nonprofit founded by women to empower women in the Upper East region of Ghana. We will also have Divine Chocolate available, the only 100% Fairtrade chocolate company co-owned by cocoa farmers.
The 2017 Water Access Now delegation just returned from a trip to Ghana! Photos, stories, and updates from their trip are coming soon!
“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
We are so excited to announce that in 2017, we are on path to bring fresh water to 24 new communities in Ghana! The support from our donors has been tremendous, and the partnership with Catholic Relief Services in Ghana is amazing!
We are also proud to announce that we have a new Board Member - Christopher Norwood. Christopher has been a great supporter of Water Access Now and has come with us to Ghana twice. He just started is Fulbright Fellowship in Malaysia and is also responsible for the relaunch of our website. Congratulations, Christopher!!
Our last bit of news is that we have an amazing group of sixteen people that are committed to come on our annual Water Access Now Trek to Ghana which will take place in July 2017! Thank you to all of our supporters!