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There isn’t a donation that is too big or too small. Whatever size, know that 100% of public donations go towards water projects. Cool.

Donate and Give Clean Water

Ways to Give

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    There's no easier way to give than by card and nothing has a greater impact than giving clean water.

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    Save yourself the shopping trip. Give the gift of clean water in someone's name and give a gift with real meaning.

  • Check

    Yes, we accept checks!

  • Stock

    We’re able to accept donations in the form of stock, government (including municipal) debt and corporate debt through Fidelity.

  • International Giving

    We accept international donations in the form of bank issued money orders in USD.

Fund an Entire Village

Leave a legacy that will last long after you donate.

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Fund your own well and change a village forever. You will receive project and community information, GPS coordinates of your well, photos of your well and the community, and a personalized “Thank You” video from the community members to you, by name, showing the water source that the community used to be forced to rely on, the community itself, and the exact well that YOU funded.

Swaziland $12,000

Sponsor a Village & Give Life

In 2012, we committed to what NO ONE has ever done before, and give the ENTIRE NATION of Swaziland safe, clean drinking water. It will cost a little more than $50 Million to do this. We know that is a LOT of money, but it’s REALLY not THAT much money considering we are giving an entire COUNTRY clean water. We gave ourselves a decade to do what no one has ever done before and change the face of a nation by 2022.

By 2022, we will have committed $50 MILLION dollars to the country of Swaziland for clean water projects.

Your Village Report Timeline

Village commits to equal usage of well, training, & operation & maintenance fund.

Village elects water committee (five women & five men).

Hydrology & groundwater surveys performed.

Borehole drilled!

Pump test performed.

Construction of well (with the support of sweat equity from community members).

Water quality tests performed.

Operation & maintenance fund opened in community’s name.

You receive project and community information, GPS coordinates of your well, photos of your well and the community, and a personalized “Thank You” video from the community members to you, by name, showing the water source that the community used to be forced to rely on, the community itself, and the exact well that YOU funded.

Water committee trained on maintenance, repair, sanitation & hygiene.

21 Months. 1 Completion Report. 500 lives forever changed. Proof.

FAQ’s for Village Sponsors

We strive to serve as many people as possible, and so we prioritize building water projects with and in communities (villages) that range in size from as few as 300 to as many as 500 people served by one water project.

One of the most devastating and least-talked about facts in our space is that the Failure Rate of borehole wells implemented by foreign NGO’s just on the continent of Africa alone (not counting Southeast Asia, South or Central America) is upwards of 60% within the first year! This is beyond alarming, and largely is due to a lack of community engagement, sweat equity, ownership, training, and technical processes that are overlooked and left out of the well building process by many groups. Because of this, we have worked tirelessly with our Water Project Technical Committee to establish incredibly stringent Standards for Sustainability that govern HOW we build wells to ensure that our wells last. Obviously (as of January 2015) we only have six years of data to draw on, but, if our processes & systems are followed, our wells should last more than 40+ years at least. (As of January 2015, we’ve only ever had four wells “fail,” and two of them are operable again after the community repaired them independently.) Make sure to read our downloadable Standards for Sustainability.

Anyone who fully funds at least one or more wells is welcome to join the Thirst Project Staff on any of our Documenting/Reporting trips! On these trips, you will spend time in the villages/ communities where we work and see the wells funded by your support & others like you! Because of the highly technical/dangerous nature of operating large drill rigs, there are not many volunteer opportunities to actually “build” a well with us, but, you will get to see firsthand the impact of our work, old water sources that people used to be forced to rely on, completed water projects, serve community members directly, and help document the work we are doing to report back and share with the world. You must fundraise to completely cover your own travel costs. (Costs vary depending on location[s] and time of travel.) Trips are scheduled approximately once per quarter. Schedules change frequently until Teams are 100% confirmed. For more information on scheduled trips, vaccinations, liability, and costs, email info@thirstproject.org.

we commit to always use 100% of student & public donations to fund clean water projects

When we started the Thirst Project, we had a sweeping vision of a generation of socially–conscious and active young people giving boldly and generously of themselves to end the water crisis. We want to build a world that truly works for everyone. We committed from day one that if a student only had $1 or $5 that 100% of those dollars would go directly to funding water projects in the field without us taking anything for “overhead” or operating expenses. As we became a public organization, we made the same commitment to the public. We promise to find other ways to cover our operating expenses.

A group of incredibly generous private donors, foundations and sponsors cover everything from staff salaries to office rent to travel and supplies. These donors are amazing. They know the value of investing in operations and their investment fuels our long-term mission, our ability to grow and our commitment to give 100% of student & public donations to water projects.

Proving It

We LOVE data, and transparency is one of our number one core values! If you fully fund your own well, you will receive project and community information, GPS coordinates of your well, photos of your well and the community, and a personalized “Thank You” video from the community members to you, by name, showing the water source that the community used to be forced to rely on, the community itself, and the exact well that YOU funded.

Even if you don’t fully fund a well, every well we ever build is documented from beginning to end and the basic data is shared with the public. Not everyone gets the personal donor videos, but the community/village data from “Before” & “After,” at least one completed photo, and the GPS coordinates for every site can be found on this map here: It takes 21 months to fully complete and report back on a Thirst Project project.