At charity: water, our mission is to bring clean drinking water to people in developing nations. In 2014, our team grew stronger, our supporters hit it out of the park and we brought clean water to more people than ever before.
Now our team is truly global, collaborating from Colorado, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington DC, Cambodia, Ethiopia, and (of course) our headquarters in New York.
It made us smile, so we shared the story on Instagram, where 8,200 other people decided it was smile-worthy, too.
That’s $53 every single minute!
When it rolls out, it’ll give us real-time data that lets us see when a well is broken so we can quickly get the water flowing again. Soon we’ll install these incredible sensors in thousands of water points in Sub-Saharan Africa.
And 364 generous supporters joined our Pipeline monthly giving program to support all this awesome innovation and sustainability.
That includes $27.9M for clean water and $15.5M for operations.
Our 100% promise means that every penny donated by the public goes to the field. In 2014, that money went to clean water projects in 12 developing countries. We invested an additional $1.8M in remote monitoring, maintenance, and repairs.
Our operational costs are covered entirely by the generous private donors of our membership program, The Well, as well as a handful of corporate partners. Their support makes it possible for us to keep our 100% promise; we’ve never used public donations to pay for operations, and we never will.