"Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere." - Kofi Annan We can all help to make this world a better place for everyone in it, starting with allowing everyone to have access to the basic human right of clean water. Join us in eradicating poverty and reducing this statistic. Donate today.

Help those affected by #HurricaneMichael by sponsoring a @DayOneResponse Waterbag. Designed for immediate distribution after a disaster, DayOne Waterbags treat contaminated water sources such as flood water. The Waterbag allows families to treat their own water at home and have enough quantity of water for uses beyond just drinking.

"The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable and peaceful future for all on a healthy planet." - António Guterres. The task of providing water for households falls disproportionately to women and girls, especially in rural areas. In sub-Saharan Africa, one roundtrip to collect water is 33 minutes on average in rural areas, (UNICEF). Women often make this trip several times a day. >> Empower rural women with access to clean water right within their communities. Donate today. John Langford Photography

Happy birthday to the radiant Kristi Shaw! Our newest hydrogeologist - she is such a positive, bubbly person and we are so grateful for the focused knowledge and energy she brings to the team. We wish you a joyful year, Kristi! John Langford Photography

Last night, Sarah spoke at PechaKucha Night, hosted by Art Alliance Austin. Japanese for “chit-chat,” it’s an informal, fun gathering where creative people share ideas on work or life. Sarah shared stories from Well Aware's incredible community. Her 6-minute chat showed that no matter where you are, how old you are, or how much money you have, you have the power to change this world. It was a truly beautiful night. ❤️

Far too many girls have to miss school to collect water - a grueling, dangerous task that not often requires them to walk long distances. We must change this. We've seen girls' education rates increase by 58% with access to reliable clean water in their communities. Stand with Well Aware on International #DayOfTheGirl and help us empower girls' futures. 📷: Brett Buchanan

#Repost - There are many communities around the 🌎 that have lived and are living without water because they don’t have access to safe and reliable water systems. 💧 As part of #ImagineADayWithoutWater, we are asking you to fill in the blank. Let us know in the comments which daily activity you would be unable to do without water. #ValueWater

Our tech team members are many things: brilliant, goofy, compassionate, hardworking, irreplaceable. They are truly impressive humans who dedicate much of their time and knowledge to transforming lives through clean water. We are so grateful for them. Photo: Manny Pandya

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own." - Cesar Chavez #MondayMotivation / Manny Pandya Photography

You voted - and Portland answered! Sarah's panel proposal was selected for the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN. Sarah and our friends at One Cause , United Way for Greater Austin & Hill Country Ride for AIDS will be speaking on innovative strategies for peer-to-peer fundraising. The competition was strong (785 proposals submitted), so thank you to all who voted and helped make this possible!

International Peace Initiatives

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. Loren Eiseley Kids enjoying and playing with clean fresh water at Tiriji is such a beautiful sight that looks like a miracle. Kithoka area is a relatively semi arid area and the provision of clean water by Well Aware is such an amazing gift to the kids at KACH as well as the Kithoka Community.

Nothing gives us more joy than seeing communities thrive with clean water.🤸‍♀️💦🎉 What a great way to end the week!

We are getting so excited for our golf tournament. Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors for making this event possible. ⛳️ Register today! __ There are still a couple of sponsorship opportunities open - email us at if you want your brand represented on the beautiful course.

Remember The Village Membership Drive? Well Aware gained 64 new or increased members - in just a few weeks! That's almost $37,500 more funds per year that will go towards clean water projects (and 375 more individuals impacted each year). Check out our blog on what the Village Membership Drive is all about, and what made this year's the most successful drive yet.


This is a miracle...10 days before a crew from Canada together with a Kenyan crew arrive here at Kithoka Amani Children's Home/Tiriji Eco-Centre to initiate a long-term permaculture project to provide fresh food for the kids...we have water!! something we take for given in the West is a rare commodity in Africa, especially clean water...this water is coming from a borehole 75 meters deep, and the water is the best tasting I've ever had! Straight from the pump, without treatment! It has been tested and is clear and pure, ready to drink 🤸🏿‍♂️😂🙏🏾 Imagine the impact for the kids - not just clean water but organic food grown in untreated water!! I know this is a huge weight off the mother of this home, Karambu, I am so grateful to witness this...and also grateful to Mike and his crew (part of NGO) from Nairobi who did a lot of excellent work drilling the borehole & completing the solar powered pump!

We are so excited! Mark Holland spotted our system in Kithoka. Mike (Joshua) and the team have been out there at International Peace Initiatives working hard to complete the piping and full distribution of this clean water system since we drilled in June. Well Aware is honored to partner with such an outstanding community and to be part of the network of fantastic people that IPI brings together from around the world. We can't wait to watch how this water and the permaculture will both immensely impact the health of the sweet and bright kids there.💧🌍 💫 Thanks for sharing, Mark!

Wendy Robertson has just been recognized with the 2018 International Service Award by the U.S. Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. This award recognizes outstanding commitment to assisting the international community with groundwater-related needs. For those who don't know Wendy - she is an absolutely crucial part of Well Aware. As a founding tech team member, she's devoted countless hours over the past 8 year to ensuring the success of our clean water projects. We are so proud of you, Wendy, and we are deeply honored to have you on this team. You have impacted so many lives through your brilliance and devotion to serving others. Congratulations on this truly deserved recognition from your Well Aware family. Photo: Brett Bruchanan

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” - Mother Teresa Manny Pandya Photography #MondayMotivation #BeTheChange

Happy birthday to an amazingly bright friend, advisor, and Board Member. Andrew, your focused energy and smart strategies are such an invaluable part of this team. We are so glad to know you and hope you have a wonderful day!

Happiest of birthdays to the incredible Jessica Sager! As our brilliant Director of Development, Jess is a creative mastermind of growth and a vibrant connector of people. We are so grateful for the energy and ideas you bring to this team, Jessica! Wishing you a year of love and happiness. Manny Pandya Photography

It's not enough to band-aid issues. We have to dig down to the root of the problem & strike at the core in order to build sustainable progress that will help current populations - without unraveling for future generations. Photo by Manny Pandya Photography

Have you ever seen an aerial view of one of our clean water systems? Now you have, thanks to Ryan Carag. This is Alamach - in Isiolo County, Kenya - where the system is equipped with solar power and has expanded from serving 3,500 to 5,000+ people, complete with irrigation piping.



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