Water for People

Water for People

Water For People exists for one purpose, and it’s as simple as our name: we want all people to have safe, continuous water, and when they do, our job will be done. We want water for everyone, forever.

At a Glance

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Organization Type

  • Non-governmental organization (NGO)


 100 E. Tennessee Ave., Denver, CO 80209

T :  720.488.4590
E : info@waterforpeople.org

Organization Mission

Everyone Forever is Water for People's envisioned end state in water and sanitation, where water continuously flows and sanitation services remain viable at scale. EF is an ambitious, deliberate, and disciplined initiative. EF is designed to model successful and universal water and sanitation service delivery across rural districts and cities, reaching the poorest and hardest to reach, and doing so in a way that uses philanthropic and donor support catalytically, declining over time, as other sources of funds are allocated to establishing and sustaining these service increases. It will eventually lead to significantly increased scale of water and sanitation services, and national water and sanitation coverage.

Area of Focus

Water For People currently works in nine countries around the world: Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and India. Our employees in-country know the culture, language, and communities we serve. 

Our principles are:

Reaching Everyone. Every family, school and clinic in targeted areas gain access to improved water supplies and sanitation services over time, including the hardest to reach, the poorest, the politically connected, and the marginalized.

Leveraging Investment. Everyone contributes: government and communities pay while external implementing agencies finance gaps needed to reach full district coverage but money needed for hardware and software declines over time.

Monitoring Impact. Outcomes are monitored to verify results and help institutionalize local capacity to address inevitable problems that emerge. 

Achieving Forever. The outcome of the intervention is that systems and services are truly developed so that external support is no longer needed in order to address local water and sanitation challenges.

Replicating Success. Success in targeted district work must lead to a snowball effect, where Everyone Forever-inspired programming scales to national level over time, with government in the lead.