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Integrity through Accountability 

This year, Water Mission celebrates the 20th anniversary of our official founding. Over the past two decades, the Lord has worked powerfully through a talented global team and our passionate partners. Together, we have served more than 7 million men, women, and children over the last 20 years. 

Throughout the last two decades, we have been recognized as a leader in safe water solutions for underserved communities. For example, the International Organization for Migration’s audit of water projects in Northern Uganda serving South Sudanese refugees reported: 

“Water Mission stands out as the NGO with enough in-house expertise to independently design O&M [operate and maintain] solar water schemes and are also the only ones chlorinating water in all of their solar schemes.”  

Thanks to remote monitoring, we knew which systems were down after Hurricanes Eta and Iota tore through Honduras.

One reason we have become trusted as an implementer is because of our dedication to integrity, which we show through accountability. This can be a challenge for nonprofits because, unlike in a for-profit model, those who fund the work do not receive the service. As such, nonprofits must be intentional about developing accountability for their solutions. At Water Mission, we know we are accountable to those we serve, to friends who come alongside us with support and prayer, and most importantly to God. As Scripture says: 

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” 

—Colossians 3:23-24 

We develop and implement our remote monitoring technology to intentionally weave accountability throughout all we do. With it, we can evaluate any project around the world in real-time, based on:  

  • Daily water production: Is the system working? 
  • Water quality: Is the water safe to consume? 
  • Aquifer levels: Are we depleting the groundwater? 
  • Water pressure: Are systems pressurized and delivering the expected flow rates? 

The information gathered helps hold our organization accountable to our vision, mission, and values. It helps us ensure that your gifts and support of our ministry are used effectively. 

A man in Honduras receives much needed safe water after Hurricanes Eta and Iota.

It also allows a swift response when service needs from crises unexpectedly arise, as they did in Honduras after Hurricanes Eta and Iota caused widespread devastation. Because our remote monitoring systems use satellite communication, we knew which systems were down and prioritized sending staff into the 20 impacted communities. 

We are grateful for the dedicated supporters who enable us to serve with integrity, building safe water solutions that transform lives. 

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