May 27, 2021
Want to learn more about our work & the impact of the annual Shower Strike?
Join us for a Well Aware Webinar where our Founder, Sarah Evans, and Project Manager, Mike Mutuku, share more about our projects, recent news from the field, and the impact of the 2021 Shower Strike.more
March 8, 2021
While women are still underrepresented in most global industries, social impact companies are seeing a rise in female leadership and an increase in innovation as a result. This is especially impressive since they are having to forge new paths and break down long-standing barriers. We’re bringing four of these women together to hear about how it really happens.more
November 17, 2020
Examining the key role played by water in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
With the global COVID-19 pandemic still in full swing, people across the world are being advised to constantly wash their hands to avoid contracting the virus. However, for some this suggestion proves more challenging than others.
South Africa and Kenya are two nations suffering from water scarcity. Having undergone unprecedented droughts in recent years and with a lack of development and infrastructure, many South Africans and Kenyans now struggle to follow these guidelines. Both nations serve as gateways to their relative geographic regions making containing the virus all the more critical.
‘Running Water: COVID-19 in Africa’ takes viewers to South Africa and Kenya to see the struggles faced by their citizens while examining the efforts being made by their governments, NGOs and residents to remain safe where little water is to be found.
Look for Well Aware at 28:30!more
Nearly 60% of water projects in Africa fail. Ours don't.
We are committed to maintaining a 100% success rate across all of our 70+ projects, ensuring each water system is functioning and providing lasting clean water to its respective community.
This is critical to ensuring long-lasting impact and sustainable development for our partner communities. But, this success is not easy to come by. It requires innovation, expertise, adaptability, conscientiousness, and a commitment to the long-term success of our partner communities.
Join us for live discussion with Founder, Sarah Evans, and Lead Well Aware Engineer, Kathryn Bergmann to learn about our robust sustainability model and what Well Aware does differently to maintain a 100% success rate.
Watch the recording below:more
May 19, 2020
May 12, 2020
As COVID-19 spreads throughout East Africa, Well Aware is rapidly responding to protect the health and wellbeing of the 270,000+ people we've supplied clean water to since 2010. Learn more about our response and what's ahead in this Q&A update with founder, Sarah Evans, and Executive Director, Kareece Sacco.more
January 1, 2020
In January of 2010, Well Aware broke ground on our very first clean water system. Since then, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we've completed 70 projects and provided more than a quarter of a million people with lasting clean water.
In this video, our Founder, Sarah Evans, reflects on our first decade of work.more
April 25, 2019
This after-school club is committed to making a difference in the world through the annual #ShowerStrike campaign. See why:more
April 23, 2019
April 22, 2019
Access to clean water changes lives, yet more than 60% of existing water wells in Africa fail within the first year of implementation.
Well Aware Founder Sarah Evans shares her personal journey from making a living to making a difference and the power of figuring it out as you go. Hear how she’s built a non-profit and business that implements 100% sustainable clean water systems in East Africa with a focus on community to lower disease rates, improve classroom attendance and provide water for distribution and agriculture.more
March 22, 2019
Meet Saire. She now has clean water for life thanks to the support of Well Aware's community.
The "Faces of Water" media campaign features images and stories of individuals impacted by our clean water projects. Through these stories, we hope to make the world a smaller place.more
January 23, 2019
GloFish® Brand of Spectrum Brands Pet LLC Partners with Well Aware to improve access to clean water for thousands in Musalaani/Miumbuni settlements in Kenya.more
December 1, 2018
April 13, 2018
Watch our founder and CEO, Sarah Evans, discuss Well Aware and our work with Stephanie Sy, a reported for Yahoo News, at the 2018 Women in the World conference in New York City.more
March 29, 2017
With over 60% of wells non-functional, millions of families in Africa are left with no reliable source of clean water. Witnessing this problem firsthand, Sarah Evans founded Well Aware, a non-profit that provides sustainable clean water systems to developing communities in East Africa. Over seven years, Evans and her team have served 120,000 Kenyans by drilling 34 wells and repairing existing systems, using solar panels to sustain the wells. Soon, her organization will expand to Uganda and Tanzania. “Without clean water there is no prosperity for a community,” Evans says.more
The "Sunset Stinkers" are a second grade group who have participated in Shower Strike for the past six years. In April 2018, the Well Aware team traveled to Webster City, Iowa to visit these students and award the teacher who first got the school involved in Shower Strike with an Award.
Dawn Scholten is a truly inspiration woman who has helped to shapes the lives and minds of students for the better.
Thank you Dawn and thank you Sunset Stinkers!more
Every year, Volunteers across the globe unite and vow not to shower until they have each raised at least $1,000 toward life-saving water systems in Africa. Our nationally-recognized fundraiser enables anyone who wants to help Well Aware’s cause make a big impact in a short time. For the people we are helping, a clean drink of water is a luxury. A shower is unheard of. It's the least we can do to skip our showers for a week, so that others can survive and thrive.more
Actress and writer, Mary Elizabeth Ellis Day teams up with director, Mo Perkins, and the water charity, Well Aware, for a cheeky spoof of Hitchcock's "Psycho" to raise awareness for the 8th annual Shower Strike campaign, which funds clean water systems in east Africa.more