Nonprofit founded 1991
20435 72nd Ave. S
Kent, WA 98032
Jolyn Leslie (Engineer)
Water For People helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities and health and hygiene education programs.
Areas of Service
Capacity Building, Education & Training, Public Awareness, Service Delivery, Sustainable Business Operations, Technical Assistance
Work in India
Water For People began working in India in 1996 with a small pilot effort to help eliminate the threat of naturally occurring arsenic in the water supplies. Partnership with Bengal Engineering and Science University has led to the development of simple, locally manufactured filters that effectively remove arsenic from the water supply at public wellheads. Today, this innovative work continues with more than 110 filters, providing more than 33,000 people with safe drinking water.