Water at Work Ministry, Inc.

aka Water at Work, [email protected]   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.wateratworkministry.org

Mission

Our mission is to transform the lives of over one million of the poorest people in the Dominican Republic through clean water distribution plants, business incubation, and access to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Daniel Blevins

Main address

PO BOX 923053

Atlanta, GA 30010 USA

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EIN

45-4539743

NTEE code info

Economic Development (S30)

Christian (X20)

International Economic Development (Q32)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It is estimated that 1.1 million people in the Dominican Republic do no have access to clean, safe water. Drinking contaminated water leads to a host of problems including a decline in health, school attendance, ability to work and make an income, and even death. Water at Work Ministry aims to eradicate this problem in the Domican Republic.

Our programs

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Clean Water in the Dominican Republic

There are many fine organizations dedicated to helping the poor in developing countries and to making a positive impact through the funds they solicit. No two organizations have exactly the same focus, however. [email protected]’s focus includes:

To advance God’s Kingdom with clean water: Our top priority is not to raise funds. Our top priority is to serve Jesus. The people of [email protected] believe He is calling us to spread access to life-saving clean water and to share the good news of the gospel.

To provide a sustainable solution: We remember that when Jesus healed people, his healing was permanent, sustainable. Likewise, [email protected]’s fervent focus is to provide sustainable solutions.

We have no interest in providing equipment that will only breakdown in a few years, leaving a community back at square one. We have no interest in providing solutions that do not fit the local way of doing things and will not have community buy-in. We have no interest in providing handouts (no matter how well-intentioned) that only increase dependency and make real community improvement less likely. [email protected]’s solutions are intended to make an impact for generations to come.

To positively change the lives of a specific population: [email protected]’s current focus is on the least-served populations within the Dominican Republic. By focusing in a specific area and population, we more easily build long-term relationships, we use our funds much more efficiently, and we measure the success of our programs more accurately.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

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 people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

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

Extremely poor people, Christians, Children, Adults

Related Program

Clean Water in the Dominican Republic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each water plant serves approximately 5,000 people.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our goal is to transform the lives of over 1.1 million people in the Dominican Republic through clean water distribution plants, business incubation, and access to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our strategy is threefold:
1) Water: Establish church-based water businesses that provide clean, safe water to communities in need. Each water plant will be equipped with advanced water purification technology and be locally led. They will sell water at a fraction of market price, making it accessible to all people (each plant will also donate free water to orphanages or other individuals who may not be able to afford our reduced prices). Profits generated will then go back into the businesses to make them sustainable for the long term.
2) Business incubation: Profits generated from the water businesses enable the churches to provide their communities with other services, including food services, evangelism ministries, and even small business spin-offs. For example, one of our water plants has established a soap-making business and another has a beauty salon. All of these businesses provide jobs and help the local economy.
3) Spiritual Growth: Our third aim is to bring people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. The water business is a vehicle that our local pastors use to meet people's needs and form relationships.

We are the capable hands of the Fundacion Water Work local staff in the DR. We have an Director General who overseas all operations in country, a compliance officer, vice president, and community development manager. They work closely with each community pastor who leads his/her water business. In the U.S., we work to raise awareness and fundraise from individuals, churches, and grants.

As of 2020, we have established eight robust church-based water plants all certified by the Ministry of Public Health in the Dominican Republic. Each plant is able to produce 500 gallons per minute of clean, safe water. We have been able to equip each plant with a distribution truck so that water is delivered to as many people as possible. On average, each water plants serves 3,000-5,000 people. The majority of our water plants are turning a profit every year and reinvesting those funds into their businesses and communities. We plant establish more water plants as funding is available.

Financials

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Operations

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Water at Work Ministry, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Tom Flaim


Board co-chair

Jim Cusick

Angie O'Farrell

Melissa Preston

Matthew Bullard

Kevin McAdams

Mitch Fenbert

Tim Fenbert

Organizational demographics

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