Clean water for the world though Charity: Water

Rod Arnold and Becky Straw of Charity Water are talking at The Feast. Its only 3 years old but they have already acheived amazing things, thanks to participation by an ARMY of talented companies and individuals. Check out the same video we just saw here at YouTube.

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Values: Community ownership, financial viability, cultural contextual, comprehensive sanitation, women participation.

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Avoiding a lot of big time foundations, Charity Water raised $11million from 60,000 donors. 100% goes to the field and they raise money for their own expenses. They are “restoring faith in charity work.” Donors can view all the projects on Google earth.

Social media has been helpful. They are the first charity to surpass one million Twitter followers. Impressive!


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • AJ; Charity Water states “Right now, 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us.” What are the authoritative sources are those using to promote this statistic as fact?

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