Frequently Asked Questions About Water For People
What is Water For People?
Water For People (WFP) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting sustainable drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene projects.
What is a typical WFP project?
Water For People projects range from simple village water and sanitation systems and operator workshops to utility management training and community education.
What is the project philosophy of WFP?
Water For People recognizes that the lack of technology is rarely the stumbling block to solving water and sanitation problems in developing countries. In all WFP projects, capacity and institution building, community participation, sanitation, health education, and operation and maintenance are emphasized to ensure that projects are sustainable.
To address these issues which ensure a sustainable project, Water For People builds partnerships with existing water, sanitation and health development organizations, and the communities they serve.
Also necessary for project success and sustainability is the commitment of the target community.
Why focus on developing countries?
An estimated 1.3 billion people in the developing world do not have access to safe and plentiful drinking water and almost 2 billion have no adequate sanitation facilities. In these countries, many people–mostly women and children–walk miles each day to collect water that is often unfit to drink.
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