I’m writing to you personally today to let you know about an adventure and a challenge I will embark on tomorrow. This is a new endeavor for me and for Well Aware, the organization I started almost a decade ago. And I want you- the most valued support of this work- to know more about it.
In the past five and a half years, since we have been implementing water systems in Kenya, we have become a very strong group. With incredible efforts from many, some blood, lots of sweat, and a few tears along the way (ok, maybe a lot of tears), we have created an organization with 100% success in implementation and 100% success in system rehabilitation.
This achievement has lead to two big things. First, we have been able to impact more than 96,000 lives in the past few years. These are lives forever changed because they have used the clean water we have helped to provide as a catalyst for permanent change and community development.
Secondly, we have acquired a reputation for our expertise in water system implementation and rehabilitation- worldwide. We have been asked by several communities and organizations in various locations to provide help with their water system work as a result.
I have personally already assisted other organizations in Cameroon, Tanzania, the Congo and Mexico on how they can more effectively, efficiently and impactfully provide clean water to those who have none. (It’s what I do in my free time.)
We have recently been asked by two respected organizations in Haiti to review their failing water infrastructure and advise them on improving their clean water supplies. As you likely know, there are millions of people suffering in Haiti. I have learned much more about the country and the children whose lives can be so much better with clean water.
So, tomorrow I will get on an airplane with Wendy, one of our hydrogeologists, and Cody, one of our engineers, and we will offer our expertise in any way that will make a difference for this devastated country.
I want to assure our supporters that Well Aware is not funding water system work directly in Haiti at this time, and our east Africa projects will, in no way, be effected or delayed. We will be in Haiti to empower others with the knowledge and experience we have to help others through sustainable clean water work. We are hopeful, humbled and grateful.
Thank you for taking the time to read this note to you. And, thank you for your thoughts and prayers while we are there. I will be posting on our social media channels daily with updates. Please follow us there using the links below for updates on our journey and an exciting announcement on Monday.
We would not be the experts able to help without your ongoing support, encouragement, involvement and faith in us. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for empowering us to empower others with the simplest of elements- water.
With Deep Gratitude,