This is how we work
Local knowledge is crucial to our success
Water for All has projects in several countries at any given moment. We select partner organizations with as much knowledge as possible of the regions and the people who live there, in order to ensure that the money gets to where it is most needed. We are however convinced that the greatest knowledge of what needs to be done can be found locally. For this reason, we make sure to involve the local community in the implementation and maintenance of the projects. This is to also a way to ensure sustainability. Our aim is ultimately to help people to help themselves.
This is how we work
We partner with non-political, non-profit organizations as we don’t do any work ourselves out in the field. We have no employees, but work instead in our various country organizations on a voluntary basis. Each local Water for All organization selects its own projects to fund. Of course, each project must be about water and contribute to providing clean drinking water and sanitation to people in need.
What we do and how we do it
- Willing employees within the Atlas Copco Group in a particular country establish a local Water for All organization and facilitate voluntary donations, preferably through payroll, which are then doubled by the company.
- The local Water for All organization investigates and selects the water project they want to support and then contributes their locally raised funds to it.
- Water for All is available as support in the background, but the project is managed by partner organizations specialized in water-project management.
- These partner organizations ensure that the project is implemented. They are also responsible for training and organizing local people to use and maintain the new water source.
- The project could involve drilling or digging a well or protecting natural water resources. It could also be building a system to collect rainwater, constructing basic water systems for villages or homes or building sanitation or sewer systems.
- The results of the project are reported back to the local Water for All organization.