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Highlighting Nonprofits #9-16 for International Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

January 27th, 2012 by dawn Leave a reply »

Of course, there are more than just 8 organizations making a major impact on International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene issues. Here is some more information about the great work and impact top expert-identified nonprofits #9-16 are making.


Most experts mention one of’s strengths is their micro-finance program, Water Credit. Water Credit  allows households to obtain loans for water and sanitations services that they are willing to pay for, but can’t afford to purchase up front. Their projects are focused on long-term sustainability and are innovative and well researched. They also have a great public presence. Read more about them here.

#10 IDE (International Development Enterprises)

IDE uses technology and business in their development work. They refine a pro-poor technology, develops a market for that technology, supports business development to provide the technology, and then backs out to let the market drive the availability of the technology. Their approach has facilitated led to value chain development that leads to systemic change. In addition, a large number of people are reported to use their product.  Read more about them here.

#11 WASH Advocacy Initiative

WASH Advocacy Initiative came out of Water Advocates, which was an organization established for the years 2005-2010 to advocate with the U.S. government on behalf of robust commitment to and funding for global water, sanitation and hygiene programs in countries of greatest need. Water Advocates ceased to exist in Dec 31, 2011, and a transition organization, WASH Advocacy Initiatives continued on with this work in 2011. Most experts applauded WASH Advocacy Initiative for their strong advocacy work and are actively helping to change policy. One expert even cited that they are the only independent NGO that is dedicated solely to advocacy on behalf of WASH. They have an excellent reputation among WASH professionals. They are very open and collaborative with other organizations. They are not dependent on donor decisions and are mission focused. They are ultimately a connector rather than an implemented, and have built a strong network and connections with all the organizations working on water, sanitation, and hygiene globally. Read more about them here.

#12 Plan International

Plan International is extremely active in Community-Led Total Sanitation and have been successful in the sanitation space. Read more about them here.

#13 Save the Children

Most experts mentioned that Save the Children is a large, well established organization. Their main target is to serve vulnerable children, and their WASH programs at schools have been great.  Read more about them here.

#14 World Vision International

Experts mention that World Vision International has a high presence and impact in Africa. They have large-scale projects that reach the poorest of the poor and impacts many communities. Read more about them here.

#15 Practical Action

A couple of experts recommended Practical Action because of their strong research ,and publication. They also have a deep commitment to working in partnership with local organizations and building local capacity to ensure sustainability of programs.  Read more about them here.


And there’s so much more! View our entire list of expert-identified nonprofits for International Water, Sanitation & Hygiene here: and dig deeper to review what experts had to say about each organization. These organizations are doing important work in the field of International Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, so please consider donating to them to show your support. You can feel confident that your donation is going to support an outstanding group of nonprofits making a real impact on International Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.


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