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Our Programs

Waves For Water implements programs that provide access to clean water for those in need throughout the world. Checkout the map above or the list below to see what we’re doing, where we’ve been, and how you can help.

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Wellness For Haiti

Port Au Prince - Haiti

Although it has been close to three years since the devastating earthquake that brought Haiti to its knees, there is still much to be done. It is easy to externalize…

48% Funded
Funds Raised$23,854 Impact100,000

Colombia Campaign // Cartagena


Waves For Water has partnered with YIO - Young Investors Organization to provide access to clean water for the people of Colombia. On July 1, 2013 we began by distributing…

56% Funded
Funds Raised$5,580 Impact10,000
This project has reached its goal!

Waves For Awassa // Project Ethiopia

Ethiopia - Africa

OUR MISSION: We believe safe drinking water is a basic human right – that children around the world shouldn’t have to play Russian Roulette every time they take a sip…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$20,435 Impact20,000

Himalaya // India


Late June, 2013 – Relentless, torrential rains hit the Indian upslope of the Himalaya, causing thousands of deaths and cutting off tens of thousands of people from the outside world.…

61% Funded
Funds Raised$9,175 Impact30,000

Project Nepal


By bringing tools, techniques and inspiration, Waves For Water helps people gain access to safe drinking water . . . at a cost of one dollar per person. Jon will…

44% Funded
Funds Raised$4,414 Impact10,000
This project has reached its goal!

Project Pine Ridge // America

Pine Ridge - South Dakota

This dispatch is a little longer than ones I’ve done in the past – which is very indicative of how much it impacted me. It’s been one of the most…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$9,000 Impact28,700
This project has reached its goal!

North Korea Project

Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea - North Korea

In October 2012 Waves For Water went to North Korea (aka Democratic People's Republic of Korea). We arrived in Pyongyang with duffel bags of water filters in-hand and made our…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$7,725 Impact5,000
This project has reached its goal!

Project Peru // Q'ero

Q'ero - Peru

Vanishing Cultures Foundation, Inc. was created to support the indigenous people of Peru by preserving their spiritual lineage and supporting their economic development. Vanishing Cultures approach to fulfilling its mission…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$11,598 Impact20,000

Afghan Campaign // The Wolfhounds

Kunar Province - Afghanistan

I write today with the great excitement of introducing our recent project in Afghanistan with you. About six months ago a US Army Captain by the name of Michael Brabner…

77% Funded
Funds Raised$76,882 Impact150,000
This project has reached its goal!

The Bali Project

Little Sumba - Bali

Indonesia is seen as a premier surf destination/travel spot for the surf community. Though its pristine breaks draw surfers every year, more than 100 million Indonesians lack access to clean…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$25,000 Impact50,000
This project has reached its goal!

Project Amazon

Amacapa - Brazilian Amazon

The concept for our mission to the Amazon was simple – Do what we love and help along the way. We surfed the infamous Pororoca (tidal bore wave created by…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$8,000 Impact20,000
This project has reached its goal!

Operation Indonesia

Sumatra and Mentawais - Indonesia

Waves for Water and Surf Aid International coordinate efforts to aid and distribute water filtration systems to Padang and villages of Sumatra destroyed by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake and the…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$6,000 Impact10,000
This project has reached its goal!

Brazil Flood Relief

Mtn. Region, Rio State - Brazil

Waves For Water and Agua Pura joined forces to bring clean water to victims of devastating floods in Brazil. Brazil is dealing with what they’re calling one of their worst…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$10,000 Impact20,000
This project has reached its goal!

Project Pakistan // Phase - I


On July 28, a monsoon of biblical proportions thrashed the Islamic Republic of Pakistan creating the largest humanitarian crisis in modern history. Twenty million people were ravaged by a mountain…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$10,000 Impact65,000
This project has reached its goal!

Japan Disaster Relief

Tokyo - Japan

The decision to launch a relief effort for Japan came easy. Just one glimpse of the news after the March 11th quake/tsunami hit, triggered every sensor I have for this…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$8,000 Impact20,000