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UGANDAN WATER PROJECT INC

Give Water. Give Life.

Lima, NY

Mission

The Ugandan Water Project is a non-profit humanitarian organization that works with sponsors in the US to provide Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene projects and other catalyst resources to communities in Uganda. Our goal is to implement immediate, cost-effective, and tangible relational solutions that empower Ugandans to live the lives for which they were created.

Ruling Year

2013

Executive Director / Founder

Mr. James B Harrington

Main Address

PO Box 262

Lima, NY 14485 USA

Keywords

Water, WASH, Development, Uganda, Africa, rainwater collection

EIN

27-1481728

 Number

1236050172

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Relief (Q33)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The Ugandan Water Project works to end the water crisis that millions of people in Uganda are facing right now. With scarce access to clean drinking water, many communities are forced to rely on unsafe and distant water sources. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by this problem as they often bear the burden of walking miles each day carrying heavy jerry cans to gather water for their families. The time and effort it takes to collect this essential resource, combined with the high risk of contracting water-related illnesses that results from drinking contaminated water, drastically reduces the economic opportunities, educational outcomes, and health of women, men, and children.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rainwater Collection Systems

Borehole Well Rehabilitation

Sawyer Water Filters

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Rainwater Collection Systems

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

These numbers indicate the number of new people receiving clean drinking water at the time of installation of each of our products. They do not indicate the aggregate of the total of our work.

Number of water projects built

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Metric represents the total number of water projects funded in a fiscal year.

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The Ugandan Water Project exists to empower communities in Uganda by equipping them with catalyst resources and training that provide sustainable access to clean, safe drinking water.

The Ugandan Water Project addresses the water crisis by funding and implementing innovative water solutions that provide clean, safe drinking water to women, men, and children in communities across Uganda. Currently, we focus our efforts on four key water solutions: (1.) advanced water filtration systems, (2.) rainwater collection systems, (3.) borehole well rehabilitations, and (4.) borehole well installations.

To accomplish this work, we partner with schools, businesses, families, organizations, churches, and individuals of all ages who share our passion for seeing the end of the water crisis in Uganda. Whether it's through a one-time gift, monthly support, fundraising campaign, or project sponsorship, we leverage our supporters' resources to create maximum impact in Ugandan communities.

Excellence is one of the Ugandan Water Project's core values, so we strive to lead the way among water organizations when it comes to the quality of our work. The four water solutions we currently provide are executed by our local team of Ugandan experts, who are highly trained in industry-leading standards for community needs assessment, project implementation, and long-term monitoring and evaluation. Combined with the high priority we place on empowering communities to be knowledgeable of and trained in maintaining their specific water solutions, and our commitment to using only the highest quality materials and installation techniques, each project we complete is able to provide reliable and low-cost access to safe drinking water for decades.

To measure the long-term impact of our projects and ensure communities are equipped with the necessary training and knowledge to properly maintain them, our Ugandan staff and crew visit each project site every six months for the first two years after installation and remain available to the community after that period. Using advanced monitoring and evaluation software, we're able to track project outcomes and easily share that information, including GPS coordinates, photos, and survey data, with sponsors to foster a culture of transparency and trust with every one of our supporters.

As of June 2018, UWP has successfully completed 443 water projects, including 360+ rainwater collection systems, 70+ borehole well repairs, 4 new borehole well installations, and 4 handwashing stations. We've also distributed over 200 filtration systems in 2018 alone. Together, these projects have benefited more than 187,500 children, women, and men across Uganda since 2008.

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UGANDAN WATER PROJECT INC

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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

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