You have the power to change the lives of thousands in Waslala.
Right now, we have four unfunded water system projects, set to benefit over 1,000 Waslalans, ready to go in Waslala. We need to raise $160,000 to move them forward.
The Waslalan people have already designed these projects, raised $8,000 to support future maintenance needs, and signed up to donate over $100,000 in unpaid volunteer labor and materials to build their water systems. They're now just waiting for partners like you to contribute so they can get started.
Help us. Here are some suggested levels of support:
-$150: help one Waslalan gain access to clean drinking water
-$500: help one Waslalan family...
-$10,000: help one Waslalan neighborhood...
-$40,000: help one entire Waslalan village...
To make a donation online via Paypal:
Prefer to mail us a check? No problem! Please make checks payable to Water for Waslala and mail to:
Water for Waslala
c/o Justin Knabb, Treasurer
2000 Friedensburg Rd
Reading, PA 19606
Water for Waslala is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 90-0509942). All donations are tax deductible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much do I need to give to make a difference?
Every dollar helps in bringing clean water to Waslala. There is no donation too small or too large. It takes roughly $150 to provide one Waslalan man, woman, or child with access to clean water for a lifetime, and it will take at least $6 million to finish Water for Waslala. To finance an entire water system for a community, typically $40,000 is needed.
Q: What will my money be used for?
95 cents of every dollar donated will be directly wired to Waslala, Nicaragua, to fulfill our mission of bringing clean water to those in need. These funds will be used for buying the materials necessary to install a community’s water system, and to cover the salaries of our local project management staff in Waslala.
The remaining 5 cents on every dollar will be used to cover our operational costs in the US.
Q: Are my donations tax deductible?
Yes, Water for Waslala is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 90-0509942) and all donations are tax deductible.
Q: How is accountability ensured?
All funds will be spent on water projects in Waslala, Nicaragua. Our focused goal allows for transparency and accountability for our donors. Donors will be informed of the community to which their funds will be directed for the construction of a new water system through individual emails and letters; major donors will be shown on the projects page.
Our financial statements are also made available on our financials page to convey as much transparency about our financial history as possible.
Q: How do donations get to Waslala?
All donations are sent to Waslala via a wire transfer from Water for Waslala's account to an earmarked bank account of our local partner, ADIS. All funds tranferred to this earmarked account can be used only for Water for Waslala projects, and withdrawals can only be conducted by the project manager and administrator of ADIS. Water for Waslala's Board of Directors monitors the accounting records of ADIS to ensure that all funds are being used for their intended purposes.