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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 7 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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Become A Partner

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


Read The Latest:

Early in July, the Well Aware team in Kenya -- including Project joined water service providers from all across Kenya gathered at the Lake Naivasha resort for the Water & Sanitation Conference, hosted by the Water Service Providers Association and focused on the theme of unlocking the potential of women and youth for sustainable water and sanitation services. This in itself is a major milestone, as women and youth are two primary groups that encounter water, sanitation, and hygiene challenges on a regular basis, if not daily.


Recognize Good - 2021 Ethics in Business Awards

June 3, 2021

Well Aware was the recipient of the 2021 Ethics in Business Award - Nonprofit Category. Watch the recorded award ceremony below.


2021 has already been a year of growth and change. Planning around ever-evolving variables - travel restrictions, covid numbers, vaccine roll-outs, and figuring out who we got to hug and when - proved difficult. But, with clean water needs as our steadfast focus, and since we are on a team of rockstars, our mission is now stronger than ever and 2021 will be our best year yet.


ChangeNow: Digital Equity For All

May 27, 2021

Women can and must play an integral part in driving innovation forward! As part of the Women in Tech Global Movement, we work towards bridging the gender gap worldwide. Today we share with you a glimpse into our ecosystem and our work to empower women through education, networking, business opportunities and much more.


Ripple Effect

March 11, 2021

Video by Robbie Vaughn for Spectrum News 1.