WELLS FOR LIFE

aka Wells for Life   |   Shawnee, KS   |  www.wellsforlife.org

Mission

Provides clean safe drinking water to rural villages and communities in India. Additionally involved in providing assistance in areas of need such as medical and AIDS clinics, orphanages, or any other area that helps the poor and disenfranchised within India.

Ruling year info

2001

President/Founder

Mr. Michael Viser

Main address

P.O. Box 860064

Shawnee, KS 66286 USA

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EIN

33-0966848

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Access to clean drinking water in rural India is a common problem faced by hundreds of thousands of households as piped water just isn't available to so many and as such reliance on piped water schemes such as public taps or bore wells is necessary. The challenge then becomes for these communities that rely on these public water supplies, what to do when there is no water or the existing water is not suitable for drinking? This is what we are seeking to resolve, one community at a time through the work of our indigenous partners.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Water projects for rural villages and communities

Drilling of bore wells in various Indian states including but not limited to Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Orissa and Tamil Nadu. Utilizing the experience and expertise of local partners to carry out our mission of providing clean, safe drinking water. Also involved in providing assistance for those working with orphan care, HIV/Aids, Leprosy, the sick and disenfranchised within rural India.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Within this program we seek to touch any other areas of need besides water, whether it be medical care, assistance to those affected by HIV/Aids, Leprosy, income generating or skills training, education, orphan care, etc.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of water projects built

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Water projects for rural villages and communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Despite the slow decrease in the number of projects drilled each year, continued program support for medical camps, orphan care, leper community support and income generating activities continues.

Number of people with improved water access

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Water projects for rural villages and communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of people listed is an estimate based upon projections supplied by our indigenous partners who are responsible for implementing the projects.

Number of people benefitting from our various other programs; access to medical care from Mobile Medical Unit, medical camps, micro financie program, after school program, skills training, leper care.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The increase in 2017 numbers is attributed to the one time investment in opening a medical office in a village which has no medical facility, thus 5000 people now have access to medical care.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

To continue to make a difference in rural India through our indigenous partnerships. Growth and success will be measured by our partners and their impact in the poor and needy regions of rural India. Lives touched, impact made and uplift evidenced will also help us gauge our effectiveness.

Continue to raise funds and awareness and impart that knowledge with our indigenous partners. Shared knowledge and resources works, any way we can encourage, strengthen and empower the indigenous person on a grass roots level to effect change is going to be our mode of operation.

Our capabilities are tied to our resources. We have the partnerships, we have the volunteers, we have the burden and desire to come along side the indigenous person/organization in order to hear and respond accordingly. The West is not the answer for the majority world. They possess skills, talent, resources; our job is to help them identify these and provide assistance when necessary.

Our progress isn't measured by goals and objectives set each year; our progress is based solely on stewardship. Look at what we have done and have been entrusted with, look at our partners and their effectiveness and then look at the lives we have touched and you'll see our progress. You can only make a difference with what you have been entrusted with, think talents, we don't bury ours, we use them!

Financials

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Operations

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

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WELLS FOR LIFE

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Viser

Wells for Life

Michael Viser

Wells for LIfe

Douglas Stevens

No Affiliation

Marcus Linden

No Affiliation

Jon Gunter

No Affiliation

Kimberly Perkins

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Kathy Stafford

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data