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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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Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Simplicity. It is a new year and thousands of resolutions are being made---but Waves For Water only has ONE. It’s simple: to get clean water to every single person who…

74% Funded
Funds Raised$74,085 Impact100,000

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

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…

38% Funded
Funds Raised$4,586 Impact12,000

Sede De Vencer // Competition For Good

Brazil

With the arrival of the 2014 World Cup in Brasil we are very excited to announce our partnership with Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar Jr., his institute and PayPal. With the…

Open Funding
Funds Raised$11,791
This project has reached its goal!

Angola // Phase 1

Angola

PROBLEM - In Angola, access to safe water is extremely limited, and 90% of water is contaminated with fecal matter. Less than 40% of Angolans in rural areas have access…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$21,750 Impact20,000

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…

5% Funded
Funds Raised$230 Impact5,000

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$1,773 Impact20,000

Kandui Villas // Mentawai Islands

Mentawai Islands

W4W, in conjunction with Zachary Keenan and Kandui Villas, are currently implementing multiple clean water projects in the surrounding northern Mentawai Islands, specifically Siberut Island, with numerous villages in need.…

63% Funded
Funds Raised$6,282 Impact10,000

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…

72% Funded
Funds Raised$3,616 Impact10,000

Hurricane Odile // Emergency Disaster Response

Cabo San Lucas - Mexico

A recent storm, developing off the coast of Mexico, was supposed to go west and generate waves for the Hurley Pro at Trestles. It didn't. Instead, on September 14 Hurricane…

81% Funded
Funds Raised$202,081 Impact150,000
This project has reached its goal!

MFG Cyclocross // Project Liberia

Monrovia - Liberia

<p>Ten years after the devastating civil war, just 1 in 4 Liberians has access to safe drinking water, according to the World Health Organization. Half of all Liberians have no…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$10,055 Impact10,000
This project has reached its goal!

Project Pakistan // Phase II

Pakistan

<p>This month marks the anniversary of the devastating floods in Pakistan</p><p>Pakistan’s floods of Summer 2010 were rated by the United Nations as the greatest humanitarian crisis that the UN has…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$10,000 Impact65,000
This project has reached its goal!

Project Peru // Q'ero

Q'ero - Peru

<p>Vanishing Cultures Foundation, Inc. was created to support the indigenous people of Peru by preserving their spiritual lineage and supporting their economic development. Vanishing Cultures approach to fulfilling its mission…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$11,873 Impact20,000
This project has reached its goal!

Game Changer // Haiti - Phase II

Leogane - Haiti

<p>We always feel good about giving the gift of clean water. In my opinion, water is a god given right – like air…</p><p>But the fact that there are still such…

100% Funded
Funds Raised$40,000 Impact80,000

Afghan Campaign // The Wolfhounds

Kunar Province - Afghanistan

<p>I write today with the great excitement of introducing our recent project in Afghanistan with you. About six months ago a US Army Captain by the name of Michael Brabner…

77% Funded
Funds Raised$77,083 Impact150,000

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