An ad pops up on your social media account for a water-centered nonprofit organization, and you might wonder, “Why? What is the big deal about water, and why is there a need to raise money surrounding it? After all, water is everywhere.”
But water isn’t readily available to people living in impoverished companies. That can be difficult for us to understand, especially when we can turn on the faucet and have water anytime we want.
Taking a walk in another person’s shoes is at the heart of a nonprofit—turning compassion into action to make a tangible difference in the lives of the impoverished. That’s why a water nonprofit like Healing Waters exists.
What Is a Water Nonprofit?
A water nonprofit is an organization that does not work for profit, but directs its funds into helping others. A water nonprofit like Healing Waters is run by compassionate people asking complex questions such as:
- Although I have plenty of water, is that true for everyone in the world?
- Why should I care about others who don’t have access to clean, safe water?
- Is it my responsibility to do something once I know others suffer from a lack of safe water?
- How can I help without hurting?
Compassion always leads to action, and the answers to these complex questions lead to creating solutions. Problems can’t be solved in isolation. It requires a team of diverse individuals bringing their ideas together and forming a mission and a supportive community to fulfill that mission —in this case, a water nonprofit.
Empowered by a Mission
Mission statements help define an organization’s purpose, and it’s no different for a water nonprofit! A mission empowers an organization to know where it is going. It’s like a nonprofit’s navigation system as it helps direct the nonprofit’s way to the correct destination.
Consider the mission of Healing Waters, which tells us and others about our purpose:
“We’re on a mission to end the global water crisis. The Healing Waters Ministry builds holistic clean water solutions and spreads God’s love in at-risk communities around the world, empowering people not just to survive, but to thrive – physically, socially and spiritually.”
The global water crisis has left people around the world without access to safe water. Our vision to end that global water crisis may sound too optimistic, but we break our mission down into attainable goals. Through safe water projects and health & hygiene programs, we help vulnerable communities do more than survive—we help them thrive!
How will we navigate getting to that destination to promote thriving physically, socially, and spiritually? By building holistic clean water solutions while also spreading God’s love.
That kind of thriving ultimately leads step by step to our vision to end the global water crisis. We do this through strategic partnerships, teams on-the-ground, and the support of compassionate people like you!
Empowered by Supporters To Solve a Problem
A water nonprofit can’t fulfill its mission simply by having one. It must have the support of others who share its compassion for people they don’t even know. Supporters who share their time, talents, and resources allow a nonprofit organization to flourish.
A flourishing water nonprofit impacts suffering people in powerful ways, which include:
- Providing access to safe water:
UNICEF reports that 2.2 billion people worldwide still don’t have access to safe drinking water. Having your support means providing clean water to those who need it, which offers health, life, alleviated poverty, increased capabilities to learn, and so much more.
- Preventing illness and death:
Contaminated water causes infectious diseases leading to 3.75 million deaths every year. With support from people like you, we can provide clean water solutions so lives can be saved.
- Alleviating poverty:
9.2 percent of the global population lives in poverty — most of them children. But poverty is more than a number. The World Bank describes poverty in human terms when it says:
“Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time. Poverty is losing a child to illness brought about by unclean water. Poverty is powerlessness, lack of representation and freedom.”
You can make a difference and reduce poverty by coming alongside Healing Waters.
- Empowering women and girls:
The United Nations reports that women and girls spend 40 billion hours each year collecting water in sub-Saharan Africa alone. Your collective help with other supporters to provide clean water in communities can empower women and girls by allowing them to receive an education and create businesses with the time they would have spent collecting water.
Healing Waters: A Water Nonprofit Providing Solutions and Hope
When you partner with a water nonprofit like Healing Waters, we can save lives, share God’s love, and end the global water crisis —together.
We’re on a mission to end the global water crisis. We build holistic clean water solutions and spread God’s love in at-risk communities around the world, empowering people not just to survive, but to thrive – physically, socially and spiritually.