Water4Life Ministry

Together We Save Lives

San Diego, CA   |  www.water4lifeministry.org

Mission

Water4life Ministry is a 501c3 non-profit who is saving children and lives in the world by providing safe drinking water solutions through mission teams, missionaries and pastors in the field and project partners on the ground.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Rudy Shaffer Shaffer

Main address

PO Box 23361

San Diego, CA 92193 USA

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EIN

90-0653224

NTEE code info

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to save lives and solve the global water shortage by providing safe drinking water solutions through mission teams, missionaries and pastors in the field and project partners on the ground.

Our programs

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

4 Wells and Thousands of Water Filters in Kenya and Guatemala

Goal is to raise $20K to build 4 wells and deliver thousands of life-saving water filters in rural Kenya and Guatemala.

Every 20 seconds, a child in the world dies from water related diseases. Approximately 4,000 children under the age of 5 are dying every single day.

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Population(s) Served

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 with improved water access

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since 2011, we have provided 132,000 families with clean water access.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Each Sawyer filter we give to our partners to help the hurting in Third World countries produces approx 100 gals of safe, clean water every 8 hours and each filter will produce over 1 million gals of safe drinking water. So, each filter brings safe, clean drinking and cooking water to at least 50 children/family members each day. As of 7/1/13, we have provided our partners with over 700 filters in 12 countries, which is now allowing approx 35,000 children/family members to drink safe water each day, saving countless children and family members from sickness and small children and babies from certain death. This safe water also helps the children and family members to not only be more productive, but children go to school....safe water impacts the entire families lives forever!!

Our goal for the 2nd half of 2013 through God's Blessings is to provide another 700 filters to bring safe water to hurting in the world which would be another 35,000 children/family members drinking safe water and then double this 70,000 filters for 2014 and continue to double each previous years number of filters we provide, for every year in the future....this is our goal, dream and prayer!!!

We continue to get feedback from each mission team partner and Pastor/Missionary that we give the filters to, letting us know the number of children/family members that are now drinking safe water because of the filters that they distributed....we will be posting this impact information on our website soon, keeping it updated each Q as we move forward.

We have 21 partners too date that we have provided Sawyer filters to. Most have been Mission teams heading to Third World countries and some Pastors/Missionaries planted in Third World countries. Our Strategy for the continued distribution of the filters to the hurting in the world, is to add more and larger organizations as our partners, who already reach villages with thousands of people all over the world, but aren't providing a water solution at this time, or they are maybe drilling wells and wells become contaminated with time, so the Sawyer filter is the solution. We are already in touch with several who, if we could provide them the filters today, could get over 5,000 filters to the hurting in 10 countries in the next 90 days, such as World Help, World Vision and Food for the Hungry!

The 2nd part of our Strategy is of course raising the funding to make all of this happen. We are presently for the 1st time, working with a professional marketing company, that will be taking our organization to the new level of exposure, creating a new website and launching our Branding campaign, through Social Media internet marketing, direct marketing and other advertising media.

We already have the partners to distribute large quantities of water filters directly to the families/villages that are suffering from contaminated water in the world. The main focus of our new marketing strategy right now, is creating an awareness, that a child dies in the world every 20 seconds because they are drinking contaminated water and that each and every person can help us send the Sawyer filters to help save these precious little lives though a simple $50 donation.

Please see what I wrote in the previous section explaining most of this. As explained in the previous information that I wrote. The great news is that we already have the partners to distribute the Sawyer water filters to tens of thousands of families and villages all over the world, where they go now, doing various other things to help the hurting or and share the Gospel. The 2nd great news, is that we simply tell Sawyer where to ship the filters and they handle all the logistics of handling and shipping, even to Third World countries. So because of these very key items, we can run our organization very lean and we are outsourcing our marketing as previously discussed.

My expertise is bringing all of this together...I started 3 other businesses in the Electronics industry and me and our small volunteer team sharing with people what our cause and solution is, either in person or on the phone or email or holding smaller meetings and speaking at events etc, to help spread the word.

Please see information I have already provided in this write up....thank you.

Financials

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Water4Life Ministry

Board of directors
as of 11/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rudy Shaffer

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Term: 2012 - 2012

Tony DeVico

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Alicia Dearn

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Organizational demographics

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