2017 Annual Report

We are excited to share the 2017 Annual Report: 'Improving Access to Water in Northern Ghana'. In 2017 Water Access Now "approved funding of $180,000 to CRS (Catholic Relief Services) to continue this work by completing 18 new boreholes to provide safe drinking water to schools, health facilities, and communities in CRS project areas in northern Ghana". This comprehensive report released by our partners at CRS Ghana highlights the entire borehole process from selection to borehole design, and even water quality assessments and contractor verification.

Fairtrade & Ethically Sourced Baskets & Chocolates

Fairtrade & Ethically Sourced Baskets & Chocolates

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.

Why should I make a donation to Water Access Now?

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“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