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HEALING WATERS INTERNATIONAL INC

We transform thirsting individuals into thriving communities.

Golden, CO

Mission

We're on a mission to end the global water crisis. We build holistic clean water solutions and spread God's love in at-risk communities around the world, empowering people not just to survive, but to thrive – physically, socially and spiritually.

Ruling Year

2002

CEO

Mr. Rob Anthony

Main Address

15000 West 6th Ave Suite 404

Golden, CO 80401 USA

Keywords

children, women, health, water, mission, health & hygeine

EIN

46-0472149

 Number

4093956372

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

International Economic Development (Q32)

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Our programs

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Clean Water Solutions

Health & Hygiene Education

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Our Results

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Health & Hygiene Education

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Clean Water Solutions

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As an organization our goal is to help end the global water crisis by achieving universal access to safe water. With 1.8 billion people in the world still drinking dirty water, our goal is to transform thirsting individuals into thriving communities. We do this by implementing clean water solutions and turning dirty water into health, education, jobs and dreams.

Health: 3.5 million people die each year from dirty water, and lack of sanitation and hygiene. When clean water is introduced into a community, sickness and disease drop significantly. Diarrhea, the 3rd leading cause of child death, is reduced by 45%.
Education: Clean water gives back 413 million days of school to children. For a girl who spends up to 6 hours each day collecting water, clean water in her community means she has the time and energy to attend school!

Jobs: Our model gives locals the opportunity to create a sustainable business, selling water at competitive prices. We provide the training necessary to run and manage a business that is culturally relevant.

Dreams: When a community is not constantly sick and has access to safe, affordable drinking water, people can thrive. They can dream big and we think that is what community development is really about!

To achieve this, we are reaching communities around the world with our safe water programs and a model that cares for a community holistically.
First, we work in partnership with the local community, investing in local leaders by training them in business skills, and safe water systems operations and maintenance. Leaders are also trained to teach our health & hygiene curriculum. The community puts skin in the game through sweat equity and capital investment.

We then implement our safe water solutions. They're uniquely designed to conserve water and this is especially important in water scarce regions. The local community owns and operates the purification and distribution system, and turns a profit to make the whole program economically viable and sustainable. The water is sold at a cost that is accessible to all in the community.

Afterwards we work with the community to produce a long term monitoring and evaluation plan. Reporting our water program outputs and impacts not only ensures accountability, but allows us to be transparent and learn how to keep doing things better. It allows local leaders to make adjustments and improvements in hardware and practices that keep safe water flowing for generations to come.

We believe people thrive when their physical and spiritual needs are met. Our model is incomplete without this key element. Freed from the burden of unsafe water, our prayer and vision is that people don't just survive, they thrive: full of hope and the freedom to learn, love, work and pursue their God-given dreams.

Our water purification systems have been uniquely designed by our team of engineers to create solutions that bring safe drinking water to at-risk communities at a fraction of the existing market price. But we don't stop there. For a community to thrive, they must be educated and empowered. Our health and hygiene curriculum and our business training give community leaders the resources they need to bring about generational transformation!

The Healing Waters engineering team designs and implements water purification technology by leveraging simple, reliable, and powerful tools to provide a lasting supply of safe water using the best technology available. Our systems provide safe water by removing 99.99% of all bacteria, viruses, and parasites regardless of source water quality or operator error. They also use an integrated bottle sanitizing station to ensure that safe water isn't put into dirty bottles. Quality components, many of which can be locally sourced, ensure a solution which will be sustainable for the long term.

Our business administration training allows for each water purification system to be run as a sustainable, revenue generating store. While the water is sold at a cost accessible to all, this model still empowers the community to run a sustainable business. This means that our clean water solutions are lasting.

Because we believe in a holistic approach, we also teach health & hygiene training to ensure that the communities we're serving are enjoying the full effect of safe water. Our health & hygiene courses are geared towards children and young women, because we believe they are change makers in their communities.

To implement these three aspects of our clean water solutions we work with local ministry partners because we know the church has the trust and long term presence in the community that's required to take ownership of the project and help it become sustainable over the long term, until it's no longer a project, it's just part of the community life and infrastructure.

To track our progress, we use indicators/ tracking the number of communities served, project status, water distribution volume, and health & hygiene training beneficiaries. This gives us an accurate picture of the number of people we are serving and the communities we are helping reach with accessible safe water.

In order to get a more detailed look at our impact on the ground, we have also launched a new monitoring & evaluation pilot impact study in Jocotán, Guatemala. This study will allow us to take a closer look at specific community impacts to evaluate which aspects of our program are succeeding and which areas need further refinement.

Some of the outcomes we will be monitoring through this study are increased access to affordable purified drinking water, lowered community burden of disease, increased school attendance, shorter distances traveled for water collection and increased community KAP (knowledge, attitude and practices) of health & hygiene.

We are currently serving 184 communities and have distributed over 235 million gallons of clean water worldwide. However, there are still 1.8 billion people around the world drinking dirty water. In order to reach our goal of universal access to safe water there are many more communities we need to reach.

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Financials

HEALING WATERS INTERNATIONAL INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

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

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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

No