WATER gets most of its money from 2 places. First are individual donors and second are corporate or larger donor agencies who become exposed to and interested in the issues which WATER pursues. These issues mainly involve the integration of disease control with water and sanitation. We work on the ground in Africa and have done projects in Ghana and Nigeria. We rely on others to help us fundraise.
WATER invests in boreholes, mechanized systems, hand dug wells, builds latrines and does maintenance on all of these. WATER also educates communities on how to organize themselves to manage their own systems by setting up WATSAN (Water and Sanitation) Committees. As part of this work in the communities, WATER is frequently involved in helping identify diseases, specifically neglected tropical diseases or NTD's but also on how to identify other health related problems. Over the years WATER has been part of guinea worm eradication, trachoma surgeries, cataract surgeries and locating and fighting buruli ulcer disease.
WATER relies on corporate donations and implements Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects on behalf of some of these donors. Sahara Group of Comanies has been a donor to WATER for many years. We have worked with them on water projects, rehabilitation of schools, latrines and in our effort to fight Buruli Ulcer. Ghana Guiness Breweries Ltd of Ghana and Diageo (Guinness partent company) have also been donors since 2011. WATER has also done work for Hershey Company. WATER has also worked with a variety of Rotary clubs and Rotary International over the years.