WATER FOR PEOPLE
Water For People helps people in developing
countries improve their quality of life by supporting sustainable
drinking water, sanitation and hygiene projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Water For People?
Water For People (WFP) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps
people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting
sustainable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene projects.
What is a typical WFP project?
Water For People projects range from simple village water and sanitation
systems and operator workshops to utility management training and community
What is the project philosophy of WFP?
Water For People recognizes that the lack of technology is rarely the
stumbling block to solving water and sanitation problems in developing
countries. In all WFP projects, capacity and institution building, community
participation, sanitation, health education and operation and maintenance are
emphasized to ensure that projects are sustainable.
To address these issues which ensure a sustainable project, Water For People
builds partnerships with existing water, sanitation and health development
organizations and the communities they serve.
Also necessary for project success and sustainability is the commitment of the
Why focus on developing countries?
An estimated 1.3 billion people in the developing world do not have
access to safe and plentiful drinking water, and almost 2 billion have no
adequate sanitation facilities. In these countries, many people--mostly women
and children--walk miles each day to collect water that is often unfit to drink.
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