Water 1st International

Purpose
Water 1st helps the world's poor meet their most basic need: safe water. Water 1st's mission is to support community-implemented and community-managed projects in poor countries that integrate water supply, sanitation, and health education.


Description
Water 1st is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting sustainable, community-focused solutions to the world water supply crisis. Water 1st's mission is to support community-implemented and community-managed projects that integrate water supply, sanitation, and health education.

We believe access to safe water is a basic human right. Providing people with safe water systems, latrines, and hygiene education is the first step to ending the cycle of poverty and death.

Water 1st does not directly implement projects. Rather, we support the work of local partner organizations, who have a unique understanding of local needs, and a proven ability to undertake sustainable and appropriate water, sanitation, and hygiene education projects. The individuals and communities who benefit from Water 1st-supported projects must be involved in all aspects of planning, implementation, and long-term operation and maintenance of their projects. They should make informed choices about the projects that best suit their needs. A vital part of our work is sharing experience and learning with our partners and other organizations working to end poverty and the global water crisis.

Water 1st embraces a person-to-person connection: educating people in the U.S. and other developed countries about this issue and providing them with an opportunity to respond in a way that makes a lasting impact on people's lives. Water 1st works in the United States and, through our website, around the world to raise awareness of the water supply and sanitation crisis in developing countries and the need for sustainable solutions. We believe that the global water crisis will be solved when we build a community of concerned individuals and motivate them to take simple, effective actions.

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Location
PO Box 17974
Seattle, WA 98117
USA

Contact Info
Phone: 206-297-3024
Fax: 270-588-8609
Website:www.water1st.org
Email: info@water1st.org

For corrections, or updates please contact updates@worldwatercenter.org


 
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