Friendly Water for the World
Founded in 2010, Friendly Water for the World is a dynamic, rapidly growing, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Olympia, Washington. Our mission is to expand global access to low-cost clean water technologies and information about health and sanitation through knowledge-sharing, training, applied research, community-building, peacemaking, and efforts at sustainability. We empower communities abroad to take care of their own clean water needs, even as we empower people here to make a real difference. Our vision is of healthy, self-sustaining, empowered, peaceful communities both here and abroad, sharing our knowledge with each other, with life and hope restored through clean water. We are a non-sectarian organization embracing Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We welcome people of all races, nationalities, ethnicities, ages, gender, sexual orientations, disabilities, faiths and traditions.
Friendly Water for the World embraces three objectives:
· Through knowledge-sharing and training, make it possible for communities to ensure their own safe drinking water supply.
· Build community self-sufficiency through setting up small businesses and cooperatives related to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (BioSand Filters, rainwater catchment systems, toilets, spring- and well-head protection, soapmaking, etc.)
· Educate Americans about “Effective Altruism” – that small amounts of money, intelligently applied, can make really massive changes in people’s lives. We place heavy emphasis on evaluation and cost-effectiveness.
We currently have an active 15-member Board, numerous volunteers, three-year goals and objectives, and partnerships and programs in 15 countries.