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Provide Clean Water Now

aka ATTA

Quincy, CA

Mission

To provide families around the world access to clean drinking water, one at a time.

Ruling Year

2014

Principal Officer

Sean Kappauf

Main Address

PO Box 857

Quincy, CA 95971 USA

Keywords

clean water, leadership training, helping others, serve, children, empower,

EIN

46-5753275

 Number

2738247768

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Relief (Q33)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Water connects every aspect of life. Access to safe water and sanitation can quickly turn problems into potential – unlocking education, work opportunities, and improved health for women, children and families across the world.

Today, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water. Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water related illness. We can change this. Let's work together to make the power of water available to all.

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

El Salvador

Vietnam

Uganda

Disaster Relief

Colombia

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.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of filters installed.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Giving families access to clean water directly correlates to providing a filter to each family that previously did not have access to clean water.

Number of countries we are working within.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The more countries we are working in equals more families having access to clean water.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

Our Process Unity We are better together. This saying is something that we we strongly believe which is why it is important for us to know those we partner with and for them to know us. When unity exists and the roles of the relationship is defined clearly, there is so much we can do together. Education It's one thing to give someone a filter, it's another to educate and train our local leaders how to use it. Sustainability is a huge factor for us. We have over the years learned best practices in making sure the filters are continuing to being used and maintained appropriately. Clean Water Over 700 million people live without access to clean drinking water. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause more deaths each year than all forms of violence, including war.* Children are especially vulnerable to this -- their small bodies can’t handle the intense dehydration from diarrheal diseases. "Some 829,000 people are estimated to die each year from diarrhea as a result of unsafe drinking-water, sanitation, and hand hygiene. Yet diarrhea is largely preventable, and the deaths of 297,000 children aged under 5 years could be avoided each year if these risk factors were addressed." - W.H.O. (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drinking-water) We have found a viable solution that can last a long time. All we need is for people like yourself to come alongside and help provide clean water now!

Below is the strategy to providing clean water to those in need. We provide local leaders with water filters. Those local leaders go out and distribute to their people. The Filter? The water filter we use comes from Sawyer. The filter is, USA EPA Tested & Approved It is also the fastest, easiest, and most cost efficient way to get pure potable water to people in need. Filter life is 1 million gallons; has the potential to last 20+ years Simple Design And Construction As simple as it gets. No more digging wells if there is a water source, no constructing sand filters and no more purification chemicals. Families are able to construct and adapt their filter in literally minutes to locally found containers. The kit includes everything you need to attach the filter to any plastic bucket or container. We have a few driving principles that take shape in the different areas around the world. Relationships We are not just here to give something to help someone. We are here to foster relationships with those we are serving. Relationships provide for both of us trust and sustainability as we continue to bring clean water and maintain clean water in the areas that we serve. Hands on Training Training starts with the local leaders sharing how to use the filter properly and how to maintain the filter properly. Each Trainer goes through our WASH program so that they are experts in teaching the families receiving the filters. When the filters are handed to the family it is very important that at least one family member demonstrates all the necessary steps needed to operate the water filter before the distribution is over. Follow Up Behavior change is vital to sustainability. Continuing education and refreshing the families training on how to use the filter is another key component to our success. Which is why all of our Leaders go back to the distributed location to check on the filters and how the families are doing. Our goal is for this to happen every 1-3 months. Granted not all follow ups are possible due to dangerous locations but we have key point people who are available to be reached in case issues arise with the filtration. Tracking Starting in 2020 we are now tracking all filters that we distribute through GIS technology. This enables us to see in real time where the filters are located and gives us important data to the success of the filter and the health of the family.

We have domestic teams and in country partners to helps us achieve our mission. Each country: Colombia, Uganda, El Salvador, Vietnam, Mexico, and the Caribbean have designated leadership domestically (in the United States) and in country. This allows on going communication, brainstorming, planning, improving, and follow up. We also have an amazing partnership with Sawyer (filter manufacturer) that enables us to receive filters on a timely manner so that we can continue our efforts in bringing clean water to families in need.

Progress happens in a couple ways. Tracking Starting in 2020 we are now tracking all filters that we distribute through GIS technology. This enables us to see in real time where the filters are located and gives us important data to the success of the filter and the health of the family. Quarterly Updates We know that we have progressed based on our quarterly updates in the communities we have been a part of.

We have 4 places we have partnered with: Colombia, Vietnam, Uganda, and El Salvador. In all the locations we have been able to provide thousands of filters to families in need. Which means a few hundred thousand people have been impacted by our efforts. For us we are continuing what we have been doing while improving our current ways of distribution and follow up. There's more work to be done in each location that we serve and we are looking forward to continuing our efforts of providing more families access to clean water, one at a time.

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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?

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?

No

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/04/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Disability

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Equity Strategies

Last updated: 03/04/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Policies and processes

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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.