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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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Live on Good Waves

Portugal

At Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2015, the 10th event of the surf championship tour, Portuguesewaves used a desalination process to introduce Waves, bottled drinkable water straight from the best…

2% Funded
Funds Raised$90 Impact5,000

Sweet'tauk THINK OUTSIDE THE BOTTLE

El Salvador

We are lucky enough to have water to make lemonade out of. Elsewhere, people just wish they had water to drink. Water is in Sweet'tauk's DNA. It is our main…

5% Funded
Funds Raised$492 Impact10,000

Sumba Foundation

Sumba

Sumba, Indonesia is a remote island east of Bali that has been making a name for itself through pristine landscapes and amazing surf breaks. Sumba is also one of the…

9% Funded
Funds Raised$1,755 Impact20,000

The Meatball Shop

Colombia

The Meatball Shop and Waves for Water are excited to announce a partnership on a groundbreaking project to bring access to clean water to more than 25,000 people in Colombia. Setting…

11% Funded
Funds Raised$2,686 Impact25,000

Shore to Shore

Nicaragua

SHORE TO SHORE: Families and Students for Clean Water for Nicaragua: Shore to Shore is a local initiative in support of the Waves For Water clean water projects in Nicaragua. Nicaragua is…

16% Funded
Funds Raised$2,427 Impact15,000

Ethiopia // Hamlin Fistula Hospital

Ethiopia

Project Photo credit - Ellen Mauro, CBC News Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tsunamis, Floods, Disease, Droughts: nature being nature. Without these extreme events, life for many people is difficult, but doable. Add…

21% Funded
Funds Raised$4,240 Impact20,000

Hurricane Patricia Relief Initiative

Mexico

Hurricane Patricia - a category 5 and the strongest hurricane ever recorded - hit Mexico on Friday, October 23, but didn't cause the catastrophic damage that many had anticipated. The…

22% Funded
Funds Raised$1,085 Impact10,000

Chile Fire Relief

Chile

For more than two weeks, Chile has been dealing with the worst fires in the country’s history. Fueled by a record-breaking heat wave, low humidity and high winds, over a…

22% Funded
Funds Raised$10,865 Impact50,000

Operation Ruby Relief

Philippines

Friends, There are mega storms happening all around the world, all year long... and sometimes they fall directly upon heavily populated civilization. Luck of the draw I guess? Typhoon Hagupit…

23% Funded
Funds Raised$11,621 Impact100,000

Achuar // Amazon

Ecuador

Waves For Water has recently traveled to the interior or the Ecuadorian rainforest. The Amazon is home to an ancient people called the…

24% Funded
Funds Raised$2,435 Impact10,000

ESE EJJA, PERUVIAN AMAZON

Peru

Most people we talk to don't know who the Ese Ejja are. When Jade Moyano first arrived to Peru, she didn't either. While 45% of the population of Peru is…

34% Funded
Funds Raised$3,435 Impact15,000

Nepal // Himalaya Alpine Guides

Nepal

Luke Smithwick and Jon Rose are teaming up to remember the forgotten ones, to reach the unreached, to bring safe drinking water to rural mountain communities and their schools during…

36% Funded
Funds Raised$4,366 Impact12,000

Uganda // Clean Water // Rwanda

Uganda

80% of people in Uganda live in rural areas where access, transport and use of clean water is precarious. Young children from age 4 or 5 begin taking their turn…

38% Funded
Funds Raised$7,578 Impact20,000

Philippine Hobie Challenge

Philippines

Waves for Water to distribute clean water systems during Philippine Hobie Challenge The Philippine Hobie Challenge, the toughest regatta in the country, is set to sail on its 16th year…

42% Funded
Funds Raised$1,255 Impact3,000

Project Nepal

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$4,447 Impact10,000

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