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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 Africa. We fund and implement life-saving water systems to drive economic development and build self-sufficient 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% sustainable wells and water systems

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Well Aware has impacted over a quarter 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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2018 has just come to a close, signaling another successful year for the Well Aware team. Since our start in 2010, we have implemented projects in 59 communities with a 100% success rate and affected more than 245,000 lives across East Africa by bringing a sustainable source of clean water to their area.

With clean water, more kids have the time to get an education, risk of hunger and malnutrition decreases and drinking water is more readily available. However, one effect of access to clean water that is sometimes overlooked is sanitation.



Dear Friends,

Well Aware has become a phenomenal organization doing beautiful work through the support of a large, compassionate community of remarkable people. What began as a small group of young women with a kookie idea has grown into an industry leader in the clean water space. We are humbled by Well Aware’s impressive expansion, and, most importantly, we are deeply grateful for your efforts to support our increasing reach and impact.

In 2018, Well Aware implemented more water projects than any year past. We are also the very first nonprofit to use a new, ground-breaking...


We have some exciting updates- Well Aware’s Austin team is back in Kenya through November 17th! Our last trip in June was so fulfilling and productive, we were itching to get back into the field as soon possible. Now, after countless hours of planning, mapping, and organizing, we are finally back in Kenya, implementing two new drills in the communities of Miumbuni (Musalaani) and Salaita.

Right now, the team is on site in Miumbuni, which is home to about 3,000 people and is mainly populated with older adults and children, who attend the nearby Misuuni primary school. Previously,...


Well Aware Honors Dr. Auma Obama & The Patt Christopher Project with Global Impact Awards

November 1, 2018

Austin Nonprofit Celebrates Former President Obama’s Half Sister & Local Philanthropists at ‘Rockin’ in a Winter Waterland’ at Central Austin Library on December 1

(Austin, TX)-- Well Aware is pleased to announce that humanitarian, author and activist Dr. Auma Obama, and Dallas philanthropists Newton Hopkins, Caitlin Bonner, Blake Bonner, and Monica Hopkins of The Patt Christopher Project will receive awards at Well Aware’s second annual...


Sarah Evans Announces New Water Initiative

November 1, 2018

Austin Woman Magazine