At Thirst Project, the source that money comes from determines how it gets spent. Our incredible Board of Governors leads a Team of donors who give generously to cover 100% of our “overhead” or operating expenses, so that we can guarantee that 100% of public donations go to funding water projects on the ground. Any operating expense reflected in our financials was designated and restricted for use exclusively for the capacity-building of our organization and the growth of our school programs.
2019 was another important year at Thirst Project. We continued to deepen our relationships with the for-profit drillers we hire to work with the communities we work in to implement all of our Water Projects. These for-profit drillers do all of this under the direction of and in coordination with our In-Country Staff on the ground in each of the countries we are active. These Staffers are Nationals from their own country within which they work. Once again, we invested heavily in these relationships in 2019, as well as in implementing improved Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Projects on the ground in a larger number of countries than the previous year.
The Thirst Project’s “Staff” is comprised 100% of volunteers who are employed by the separate organization, Legacy Youth Leadership International, and other organizations & groups who donate services to support Thirst Project’s work. Similarly, any and all of Thirst Project’s United States Operations are 100% donated by the contributions of volunteers from similar support organizations.