Summer News from Well Aware

Well Aware has been bubbling over with activity and progress. Because of the incredible outpouring of support for Shower Strike in March, we raised over $135,000 for our life-saving clean water systems. Your contributions have allowed us to make incredible progress on multiple projects across Kenya.

The past months have also been filled with team training, further project planning and community building.

Water Systems Happening Now

Well Aware's teams are currently working on the implementation of nine projects across Kenya. Together, these projects will impact more than 40,000 lives!

All three Shower Strike 2014 projects are underway, and two of them will be complete this month.

Teams in Emining, Kenya, are in the process of installing a rainwater collection and UV Treatment system at the Primary School, which provides education for more than 1,500 students, including many blind children that are brought there from surrounding areas. These children have been abandoned because of their visual impairments or other needs, but the only source of water is a contaminated river 2 kilometers away. With a clean water system, the school will take in many more children who otherwise have no one to provide for them.

Check out all of our current and completed water systems on our projects page. Also make sure to look at our new interactive map found here!

New Well Aware Team Members

Welcome to the team!

Brett Buchanan, Projects Manager

Janelle Whitehead, Operations Manager

Annie Ortman, Summer Intern

Rachel Sego, Field Advisor

Read more about our amazing staff team on our website!

Help Us Stay Top-Rated!

Well Aware is proud to have earned the 2013 Top-Rated Non Profit ranking from Great Non Profits!

Would you consider taking a moment to visit our page by clicking here and rating us so we can keep that ranking in 2014? Your review also helps us know what we need to work on as a growing non-profit! We are so grateful for your support!

Partnership with Innovative Water Solutions

We are so proud to announce our new brand partnership with Innovative Water Systems! Through this partnership, IWS will provide a family with clean water for life through Well Aware with every rainwater collection system the sell.

We are so grateful for our new partnership with this outstanding company, and for their commitment to our mission.

To learn more about IWS, check out their website!

August Team Trip to Kenya

The Well Aware team heads to Kenya in Late August! We're gearing up for our next trip to check in with recent projects, assess past work, evaluate new candidates, and measure the impact our water systems are affecting.

Team members traveling will be Cody, Daniel, Brett and Sarah, and we will host some special guests, as well.

Like us on Facebook for updates from the field!

Upcoming Events

We will host a variety of entertaining events in the coming months, and we want you to know about them! You can sign up for info by texting WATER4LIFE to 22828

- Summer 2014 -

Informal "update" & Info Session

- September 2014 -

Downtown Music Event

- October 2014 -

Exclusive Donor Party

- November 2014 -

Dine for Good (Location TBD)

What People Are Saying About Us

Well Aware has been featured by several media outlets, including Social Good News,, and CBS 11. Here's what people have to say about our work:

"Well Aware is a remarkable organization that does a whole lot with very little!"

"Its good to know that there is realistic work being done for the water crisis in Africa."

Check out the Testimonials Page on our website to read more of what folks are saying about Well Aware.