Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that
has positively transformed millions of lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by
Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis. For more than 25 years, they’ve been providing families with hope, health and the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.
Fender Wells Donation
Fender Wells is proud to announce our initial donation of $1,200.00. Through acts of donation, we are able to sell cars, motorcycles, and spare parts to help those who need access to clean water. Together we are creating a positive impact in the lives of others.
844 million people — about 1 in 9 — lack access to safe water; 2.3 billion — about 1 in 3 — lack access to a toilet. Water.org is dedicated to changing this, empowering families through access to affordable financing and expert resources to make household water and toilet solutions a reality.
Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by
Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers innovative, market-driven solutions to the global water crisis — breaking down barriers to give families hope, health and the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.
We are excited to continue this partnership and watch how we can help others around the globe!
Elma is Courageous
Elma is courageous. You see, Elma and her husband have never been able to break free from the cycle of poverty. Despite their circumstances, Elma did her best to make a home for her family in a dirt-floor hut in rural Philippines. Made of bamboo and tarps, the dwelling never lacked love, but did lack safe water and a toilet. Elma was unsure how she and her husband could ever afford these things for their home, but she knew having a tap and a bathroom would make life better for their children.
A thirty minute trek from their village, Elma’s children walk to school every day. But before this, they used to make another trek – one to collect water. For many years, Elma tried to do this back-breaking chore alone. But, to carry enough water for all seven family members, eventually, she needed the kids’ help. Elma held back her tears and chose to smile as she shared, “My kids, they never complained about getting up so early to go with me to get water.” Yet regardless of whether or not they verbally complained, Elma knew it was not the life they wanted, nor the one she wanted for them.
“My husband drives a moto-taxi and I sell fish. We can only give our children very little, but we wanted to make sure they have water and a toilet. My girls aren’t safe going in the fields and my kids should not wake so early to carry water.” Thus Elma’s courageous fight to break her family free from the cycle of poverty and their long walks for water began.
Through their work in the Philippines, Water.org had already begun to pave the way to Elma’s victory by making small, affordable loans possible for families to construct household water connections and toilets. A brave Elma was able to secure the funds to give her family what they needed most.
Now the long morning walks to collect water have ended. And the unsafe nightly visits to the field are over. This time, an empowered Elma let herself cry tears of joy as she shared, “With God’s grace, I have already repaid my toilet loan, and very soon, we will pay off our water connection loan as well.”
We are supporting Water.org to help pave the way for more women like Elma to champion safe water for their families and change their world.