Abandoned well in Isiolo, Kenya

International Nonprofits taking donation hit in final days of 2016 giving Local Africa nonprofit, Well Aware, urges community to donate despite national trend.

December 27, 2016

AUSTIN,TEXAS, December 27, 2016 - Well Aware makes one final push for fundraising in 2016. 100 percent of all donations will go directly to the clean water initiative and will be matched by a generous donor through December 31. A donation as small as $10 will give one person a water for decades.

“10% of all donations each year are made in the last 3 days of the year. But this year, we’re anticipating a setback for international non-profits,” CEO and Founder Sarah Evans said. “With the public eye on US concerns, securing donations for international initiatives has been challenging in 2016, and we forecast this to continue into 2017. Well Aware is urging our local support to help us raise the majority of our 2017 funding by the end of 2016 to ensure our projects in our funding queue can be executed in time.”

Well Aware is also participating in a cutting-edge technology pilot next month in Kenya that they anticipate will increase water abundance by 30%, increase water system safety and allow Well Aware to track water system performance and trends in usage, which will be valuable data for the future of water charity and ending the global water crisis.

“While international nonprofit funding declines in the U.S., opportunity in developing nations is on the rise,”says Evans. “We hope we do not miss this opportunity for game-changing project work because of our national giving patterns. We are asking our local community to join us this week to fund critical work in the places that need it the most.”

To donate, visit WellAwareWorld.org/get-involved/donate. Donations go directly towards Well Aware’s life-saving water systems in Africa and can be made in any amount. Every dollar makes a difference, and every dollar is matched and doubled through December 31st.

To see Evans’ recent Toyota recognition visit http://wellawareworld.org/press/media-coverage/new-york-times-women-of-the-world-presents-toyotas-mothers-of-invention

For an interview with Sarah Evans on the issues concerning international non-profits and Well Aware’s 2017 initiatives, please contact Maddi Bourgerie at maddi@wellawareworld.org.

Well Aware press kit is here.

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