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Well Aware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Austin, Texas, that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in East Africa. We fund and implement life-saving water systems to drive economic development and empower communities. Learn More

  • 1 in 10 people lack access
  • to clean water
  • Women and girls spend 6 hours
  • every day collecting water

Every 90 seconds, a child dies from a preventable waterborne disease

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Well Aware builds 100% successful wells and water systems

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Well Aware has impacted over a quarter of a million people to date.

Lasting clean water in a community means:


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Since our first project was implemented in 2010, we have increased our project capacity every year, and we have growing teams of experts who ensure our projects are completed on time, with integrity, and with the most cost-effective use of donor dollars. Our project planning and execution includes our own thorough technical evaluation and oversight, strategic nonprofit partnerships to further community success, hygiene and sanitation training, and community empowerment and support. Well Aware conducts regular evaluations of all completed projects, but most of our partner communities no longer need us. Read about our teams implementing our work and the partner organizations we have selected to increase our impact.

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Well Aware has many options for your brand to get involved with our work. We have sponsorship opportunities for events or projects, and a number of activities to engage your employees with clean water impact. Click here to learn more about how you can become a partner! Learn More


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Dear Friends and Family,

Well Aware stands firmly against inequities that divide us as a country and a world. The founding of this organization was inspired by the need for social justice and equity, and we aspire to ensure that these tenets run deeply through and guide our actions and mission each and every day.

The Well Aware model for community-led programming in East Africa has been very successful. From the beginning, we have known that our role is to listen to and be guided by our partner communities to provide only what is lacking toward their success.

We want...


Crisis Pivots That Can Amplify Mission And Strengthen Brand

June 18, 2020

Founder/CEO of Well Beyond, the Founder of Well Aware, a Toyota Mother of Invention, and Truman National Security Project Fellow.

When the severity of the global pandemic was fully understood in the U.S., my organization made the very difficult decision to postpone our largest annual fundraiser, and the implications of that loss in revenue became clear and needed immediate triage.

We quickly shifted gears and targeted...


Well Aware's Clean Water Mission

June 8, 2020

Founder, Sarah Evans, talks about Well Aware's inspiring world mission on 'Atlanta & Company.'


Spectrum Donates to COVID-19 Effort in Africa

May 13, 2020

Press release: Spectrum Brands-- Leading pet care products supplier Spectrum Brands Global Pet Care, a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., has announced a $30,000 donation to clean-water initiative Well Aware in its efforts to combat COVID-19 in East African communities struggling to contain the virus. The funds will support Well Aware’s efforts to provide life-saving educational materials and mobile support in the highly vulnerable regions the group serves.

For years, Spectrum Brands Global Pet Care has supported Well Aware’s mission to provide sustainable water...


Growth Exponential Podcast with Guest Kareece Sacco

May 12, 2020

In this episode, Bradley Caro Cook of the Growth Exponential Podcast interviews the Executive Director of Well Aware, Kareece Sacco.

About the podcast: Telling the stories of non-profit leaders, consultants, and philanthropists and sharing their organization's mission with the world to help them grow. Hosted by growth hacker and social entrepreneur Dr. Bradley Caro Cook, Executive director of CareerUpNow.org and Growth Exponential, co-founder of the Next Beverly Hills Entrepreneurship Incubator, and countless other endeavors. Since an early age Bradley has been...


Emergency WASH Fund Q&A with Founder, Sarah Evans, and ED, Kareece Sacco

May 12, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads throughout East Africa, Well Aware is rapidly responding to protect the health and wellbeing of the 270,000+ people we've supplied clean water to since 2010. Learn more about our response and what's ahead in this Q&A update with founder, Sarah Evans, and Executive Director, Kareece Sacco.


Spectrum Brands Global Pet Care Makes Donation to Assist Emergency COVID-19 Training Effort in East Africa

May 11, 2020

Funds will promote global clean-water initiative Well Aware's efforts to support, educate vulnerable communities struggling to contain the virus

By Spectrum Brands Global Pet Care; Well Aware


Women to Watch: Kareece Sacco

April 1, 2020

As one of the youngest executives in the water-charity sector, Kareece Sacco helped lead Well Aware to break $1 million in revenue

By Romina Olson


US group works to slow spread of COVID-19 in Africa

April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020 — As COVID-19 moves to parts of the world with few tools to stop it, an Austin, Texas based non-profit is joining the fight to slow the spread. Well Aware, the technology-driven water philanthropy with unparalleled success in East Africa, is now using its just-released clean water app to support communities struggling to stop the coronavirus.

“When we had to stop our water system construction due to lockdowns, we realized the technology we already had in development could save lives in a new way. The communities we work with in East Africa may not have sinks, soap, and...


Recognize Good 2020 Ethics in Business Awards Finalists

March 13, 2020

Well Aware announced as a nonprofit finalist in this year's Recognize good Business in Ethics Awards. Watch the video announcement on CBS Austin News.

Celebrating the people who believe that doing good is good business! The Recognize Good...