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WINE TO WATER

  • Boone, NC
  • www.winetowater.org

Mission Statement

Wine To Water is committed to serving in community to provide clean water to those in need.

Main Programs

  1. Ethiopia - Deep Well Project
  2. Cambodia - Relief and Development Assistance Program
  3. Colombia - Amazon Well Project
  4. Dominican Republic - Ceramic Water Filter Project
  5. Guatemala - Community Safe Water Project
  6. Haiti - Ceramic Water Filter Factory
  7. Honduras - La Mosquitia Well Project
  8. Philippines - WASH Project
  9. Stop Hunger Now - Sawyer Project
  10. Uganda - Clean Water Project

service areas

International

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ruling year

2008

chief executive for fy 2014

David Cuthbert

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Keywords

water

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EIN

20-8877288

Physical Address

747 West King Street Suite 200

Boone, NC 28607

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Development, Relief Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

We have done projects in 25 countries, providing clean water to over 400,000 people. Over the years, we have seen our work transform children and their parents from sick to healthy, simply because they are drinking clean water. The children attend school more often and get better educations and the parents are able to work more because they are not sick. Clean water changes everything for a family and motivates us to expand our work.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Ethiopia - Deep Well Project

780 Beneficiaries

Since 2007, Wine To Water has partnered with Water is Life, International and Selam Awassa Drilling to provide clean water to the 75 million Ethiopians living without it. The program consists of drilling deep wells and establishing local water committees to manage and maintain the wells. The average cost (~$10,000 each) includes labor, materials, transport, borehole management and sanitation training. Three wells were funded in 2014 utilizing the expertise and oversight of our ground-partners. In Boshuthfu, a large-scale well project for a school and community center included the use of a solar pump, piped water supply system, deep well construction, and an elevated reservoir tank; costing a total of $26,971.45. Two additional wells were completed in Awassa during 2014 costing a total of $10,000. The two wells were installed with basic hand-pumps and serve 660 people.

Category

Budget

$36,971.45

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Adults

None

Program 2

Cambodia - Relief and Development Assistance Program

4,995 Beneficiaries

Since 2008, Wine To Water has partnered with Kone Kmeng a non-for profit organization based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Wine To Water’s expenditures fund 100% of Kone Kmeng’s Relief and Development Assistance (RADA) program located in the villages of Svay Rieng and Prey Veng provinces. The primary work of the RADA program is to drill and construct shallow wells, build latrines, and provide education seminars focusing on sanitation and hygiene. During 2014, 120 wells were completed and 120 latrines were constructed. Shallow-well water access now serves 4,995 people while newly constructed latrines provide improved sanitation to 2,495 people (including 941 children). GPS, water quality, and arsenic testing results are recorded for every installation. During the 2014 reporting year, RADA also conducted 29 seminars focusing on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (“WaSH”). The total funds sent in 2014 ($52,112.22) represent all aspects of the RADA program, including salaries and materials, transportation and program administration.

Category

Budget

$52,112.22

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Adults

Program 3

Colombia - Amazon Well Project

360 Beneficiaries

In 2013, Wine To Water began a partnership with Agua y Vida, a Colombian based water aid organization. Aqua y Vida’s mission is to provide water access and filtration technologies for indigenous populations living along the along the Amazon River. Their approach is to drill new wells, repair existing wells, and to construct rainwater catchment systems. During 2014, the total of ($3,585) was utilized to construct one rainwater catchment system benefiting 120 people. An additional $1,199.67 was spent to purchase and distribute Sawyer PointONE filters providing clean water for an estimated 240 people.

Category

Budget

$4,784.67

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Adults

Program 4

Dominican Republic - Ceramic Water Filter Project

935 Beneficiaries

Wine To Water has partnered with Filter Pure Filters since 2008. In 2014, WTW began a volunteer service program where service trips to the Dominican Republic promote ceramic water filtration distribution and sales. The average price of the ceramic water filter is $50. The ceramic water filter provides drinking water for five people for five years. During 2014, the volunteer service groups assisted in the distribution of 187 filters providing clean water for 935 people.

Category

Budget

$9,350.00

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Adults

Program 5

Guatemala - Community Safe Water Project

In Guatemala, 44% of children suffer from malnourishment and health related issues largely attributed to contaminated water. This community safe water project with Hearts for Heaven began in 2013 and includes the installation of hand dug wells, reservoir tanks, electric pumps, and a high capacity Sawyer filter designed for wells. Our cost to outfit each well ranges from $1,500 - $1,700. The $245.73 project expense for 2014 was utilized for plumbing supplies to clean and back-flush the filtration systems.

Category

Budget

$245.73

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Adults

Program 6

Haiti - Ceramic Water Filter Factory

27,500 Beneficiaries

In response to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake of 2010, the Wine To Water/Filterpure filter factory became fully operational in January 2011. The factory, managed by La Mabouya –Dlo Pwop, produces silver-infused, bucket-fit ceramic water filters that purify water up to 99.9% purity for a family of five for up to five years. In 2014, Wine To Water spent $10,000 to sponsor 215 filters installed in households within southern Haiti. In addition, Wine To Water supports various factory needs to help with the overall function and flow of the project. WTWs obligations include purchasing nano-silver products for the factory, which is the active and natural anti-bacterial agent in the filter. A total of $7,357.04 was spent on 10 kilograms of silver material in an effort to offset factory overhead. New breathing respirators and cartridges were purchased ($220.67) to protect factory working from inhaling milled materials, like clay and sawdust. The factory remains sustainable and capable of producing up to 6,000 filters per year.

Category

Budget

$17,577.71

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Adults

Program 7

Honduras - La Mosquitia Well Project

Only $1,041.89 was spent in Honduras in 2014. All of this was travel expenses via air and boat for a new project assessment within the “Mosquito Coast”. It will cost $40,000 and include the new drilling and repair of 33 wells to provide water for an estimated 4,647 people. The project is set to start in January, 2015

Category

Budget

$1,041.89

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Adults

Program 8

Philippines - WASH Project

31,174 Beneficiaries

Due to climate change and their geographic location, the Philippines endure an average of 22 severe tropical storms each year. In November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda and combined storms affected 16 million people, displacing 4.1 million people. Throughout 2014, Wine To Water has remained committed to providing sustainable water and hygiene solutions to displaced communities living in temporary transitional camps and shelters. Wine To Water’s relief efforts included coordination, distribution and training for a portable, and highly effective water filter, called the “Sawyer PointONE”. The Sawyer filter is a gravity-fed system composed of absolute hollow .1-micron tubing. Sawyer filters are capable of removing 99.9999% of ALL harmful bacteria, E. coli, coliform, and protozoa. Each unit filters one liter of water per minute. Our projects focus on water collection/filtration, safe water storage, and hygiene. In 2014, a total of $71,749.57 was used to purchase 3,050 Sawyer PointONE filter kits. These filter kits reached an estimated 31,034 people. An additional $6,579.72 was spent to provide 830 clean water storage containers and 600 hygiene kits containing antibacterial soap, shampoo, detergents, and dental supplies. Water access was also addressed by capitalizing on several opportunities to improve rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures and bulk water storage. In example, a successful RWH project at an evacuation center in Palo, Leyte was designed to store and gravity feed 3,500 Liters of water for daily use; this system supports 140 people. The total cost of the project was $2,579.75. Other RWH projects were initiated in 2014 that included labor costs for roof repairs, gutters, and PVC piping; for these activities $1,502.58 was spent in support of several on-going projects to be completed in 2015. An additional $82.90 was spent on water quality testing kits and $964.71 for water jugs.

Category

Budget

$83,459.23

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Adults

Program 9

Stop Hunger Now - Sawyer Project

7,000 Beneficiaries

The Stop Hunger Now - SAWYER project utilizes multiple ground partners and it is not country-specific. It involves the same PointONE filter technology that is utilized in our other projects. Our partners, Stop Hunger Now, package and ship millions of meals to the less fortunate all over the world. Wine To Water provides Sawyer filters to be shipped out with the meals in order to add a clean water solution for beneficiaries. In country partners receiving a substantial amount (>100) of filters, also receive a Community Health Promotion workshop with a focus on the Sawyer technology and its proper use. Countries benefiting from this project include Haiti, Belize and the Philippines. The 2014 total for this sector was 700 filters ($23,430.36), with buckets and stickers ($3,004.03). An estimated 7,000 people have been reached with clean water for the SHN Sawyer project in 2014.

Category

Budget

$26,434.39

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Adults

Program 10

Uganda - Clean Water Project

14,205 Beneficiaries

Since 2008, Wine To Water has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse UK, to provide water and sanitation programs utilizing the expertise of a local Ugandan NGO called Connect Africa. Connect Africa operates out of their three community resource centers in Uganda. The resource centers are located in Migadde, Kigumba, and Attiak. The water and sanitation projects are funded through a grant from Samaritan’s Purse UK ($37,759.20). Wine To Water is tasked with managing these grant funds and coordinating the water and sanitation projects with Connect Africa. This work encompasses three components; bio-sand water filters, rainwater harvest tanks, and hand-pump repairs/well rehabilitation. The bio-sand water filters ($100 each) are made of concrete, gravel, and fractured media sand. The rainwater harvest tanks ($1,500 each) are made of interlocking soil bricks, and designed to provide 1,500 liters of holding capacity. Hand-pump repair and well rehabilitation ($1,200 - $1,500) is the practice of fixing a broken well at a fraction of the cost of drilling a new one. Within each of the programs, user maintenance and hygiene seminars are provided to all beneficiaries. The direct project costs and beneficiary totals for the SPUK grant are 315 bio-sand filters (2,205 people), 10 rainwater harvest tanks (1,000 people), and 8 hand-pump repairs (2,400 people). In addition the SPUK grant funds, Wine To Water has separately funded an additional $36,375 for 100 bio-
sand filters (700 people), 1 rainwater harvest tank and technical conference (100 people), and 16 hand-pump repairs (4,800 people). Exactly $10,535.18 was spent installing 300 Sawyer PointONE water filtration systems within refugee camps, proving safe water for 3,000 displaced people. A new box truck, the life line of all the programs, was purchased for $30,000. A solar system was also purchased and installed in the Kigumba CARC, for $1,200. For 2014, an estimated 14,205 people in Uganda were reached with clean water through all of these services.

Category

Budget

$115,869.38

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Adults

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Wine To Water is committed to providing clean water to one million people by 2018.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategy with every project is to partner with a local group in that country. We are very careful to choose a trustworthy partner who knows the local customs and people. We buy as many materials as possible at the local level. Local ground partners significantly increase the likelihood of a successful, sustained project because they are there everyday to educate and monitor our results. Buying locally improves the economy in the areas where we are at work.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    With a carefully chosen partner in each country where we work, we can provide the funding and expertise needed to change lives from sick and hopeless to healthy and hopeful. We are capable of large projects providing water to over 100,000 per year in a country but also do small projects to help small groups who are in desperate need of water.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Annually, Wine To Water sets a goal for the number of people we want to serve. We measure our progress against that goal quarterly. In addition to an International Projects Coordinator, we have a Project Manager. Along with local partners, this team obtains accurate reporting not only on the completion of new projects but the effectiveness of all projects. We monitor all of our ongoing work with monthly field reports and often make visits to our projects.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    As of January 2016:
    -Provided clean water to 400,000 people in 25 countries
    -Developing new regions of impact
    -Increasing staff capacity
    -Moved into a new office space

service areas

International

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Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

David Cuthbert

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Allen Peterson

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?