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Where We Work
Where We Work

We have provided safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) solutions in more than 50 countries and have over 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs.

  • Countries served to date
  • Countries with full-time staff
United States Water Mission Headquarters
Water Mission is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, with over 50 staff members including engineers, community development specialists, researchers, and administrative professionals. Headquarters staff work closely with permanent country programs to design safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) solutions for communities located in Africa, Asia, North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Haiti Permanent Country Program since 2004
Water Mission began work in Haiti in 2004 and received official NGO status in 2011. Under the leadership of Julio and Elsa Paula, Water Missions Haiti was equipped and able to respond to the devastating earthquake in 2010. Now with a staff of 39, this team has guided the program from a period of immense growth to a stable development program.
Honduras Permanent Country Program since 1998
Water Mission Honduras has origins in 1998 after Hurricane Mitch. Founders George and Molly Greene were operating an environmental engineering lab in South Carolina. Upon request from Honduras, George and his team of engineers built six water treatment systems, and the idea of Water Missions International was born. The program received official NGO status in 2007 and is led by Hector Chacon. With 13 staff, the program has implemented extensive water and sanitation projects throughout the country.
Indonesia Permanent Country Program since 2005
Water Mission began work in Indonesia in 2005 after the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia in December 2004. The program received official NGO status in 2007 and is led by Jan Daniel, a native Indonesian, who maintains 14 staff in 4 offices throughout the country. The team focuses on five areas: safe water, lasting infrastructure, community development, self-sustaining financial models, and monitoring and evaluation.
Kenya Permanent Country Program since 1999
Water Mission began work in 1999 and received official NGO status in 2009, which mandated an expansion of operations to cover almost all regions within Kenya. The program is under the leadership of Moses N’gania, a native Kenyan, and maintains 19 staff. Staff work in remote locations, encountering broken roads, drought, and pastoral communities in need of custom solar powered pumping solutions.
Malawi Permanent Country Program since 2009
The Water Mission Malawi program was established in 2009 and is under the leadership of Nixon Sinyiza, a native Malawian. In 2011, with only five staff members, the team received official NGO status and conducted Health and Hygiene trainings for ten different communities reaching more than 150 leaders. Now with 30 staff, the program is continuing to take great steps forward, most recently responding to extreme flooding in the southern region.
Mexico Permanent Country Program since 2007
Water Mission began work in Mexico in 2007 after our eyes were opened to the dire need for safe water in the country. Under the leadership of Johny Bermúdez, the program received official NGO status in 2013. In non-developed communities, 3 out of every 10 inhabitants do not have safe water. The states of Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca are the most affected, so this is where we work. Three communities in Chiapas have been designated each as a “Healthy Community” by the state health department after implementing safe water solutions.
Peru Permanent Country Program since 2006
Water Mission began work in 2006 and received official NGO status in 2013 under the leadership of Juan Simon, a native Peruvian and forestry engineer. The program is based out of Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Rainforest and is located on the Amazon River. The river provides 20% of the world’s fresh water, but 90% of its inhabitants lack access to safe water. Past projects in Peru have focused around the Amazon River basin, but the program is now expanding, including a satellite office in Piura on the west coast of the country.
United Republic of Tanzania Permanent Country Program since 2013
Receiving official NGO status in 2013, Water Mission Tanzania is our newest country program. Benjamin and Vilai Filskov recently moved from Denmark to assume leadership of the program. The team of seven staff focuses on projects in the coastal, northern, southern and central regions of the country and is currently working to provide relief to refugees fleeing from Burundi.
Uganda Permanent Country Program since 2005
Water Mission began work in Uganda in 2005 and received official NGO status in 2011 under the leadership of Michael Bazira, a native Ugandan. The Ugandan program is based out of Jinja, on the edge of Lake Victoria. These waters are shared with roaming animals, treacherous disease, and affected by seasonal drought. The program’s 29 staff members have taken on intiatives focusing on fishing villages along Lake Victoria as well as implementing innovative community development models.
Turkey
El Salvador
Mozambique
Afghanistan
Belize
Cuba
United Republic of Tanzania
Ecuador
Guam
Iraq
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Guatemala
United States
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Rwanda
Romania
Cook Islands
Plurinational State of Bolivia
Pakistan
Nicaragua
Bangladesh
India
China
Myanmar
Nigeria
Nepal
Sierra Leone
Congo
Ethiopia
Zimbabwe
Zambia
Burkina Faso
Philippines
Cambodia
Saint Lucia
Burundi
Togo
Cameroon
Ghana
South Sudan
Liberia

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