100% of your donations go to clean water for schools.
Our administrative are covered by generous partners who support the backbone of our work. When you sponsor a school, your funds go directly to providing water for kids.
There is no one size fits all solution, so we work with local partners who know the solution that is best for their community.
What remains constant is that every day, a local water entrepreneur treats water and delivers it to the schools. The delivery happens via re-usable 20 liter jugs or pipelines installed to the schools. Every dollar you donate goes to bringing this safe water to the school children. We collect data on the water deliveries and we keep you updated on the progress of the school you sponsored—sharing stories and triumphs from kids like Supreme who attend your sponsored school.
Select a country below to see their cost breakdown or to see how it works in each country.
To provide the highest number of students with clean water—and make sure our donor funds stretch as far as possible—Watering Minds works with local Safe Water Enterprises (SWEs).
SWEs are decentralized, off-the-grid water treatment centers, managed by local entrepreneurs, in regions that don’t have basic infrastructure. They’re more sustainable than basic hand pumps, provide economies of scale to reduce costs, and are often better suited to address the types of water contamination found in urbanizing settings (contamination that takes more than simple chlorination to fix).
There are many reasons we work with SWEs, but here are some of the most important:
It doesn’t take that much to change the lives of a whole school full of children forever. Click on a country below to choose a school to sponsor or donate to the general schools fund and we will select a school in need!