Save Lives with Safe Water
One individual. One family. One community at a time.
You drink safe water everyday, but millions don't.
Our mission is to provide safe water to communities in developing countries through empowerment, equal access and transformative hope. We are working toward a day when no person has to drink unsafe water.
More people in the world die each year from waterborne illnesses and poor sanitation than do in armed conflict.
Today, over 660 million people live without safe water. That's one out of ten people on the planet.
While the problem is huge, the solutions are simple. Using simple tools and effective training, an empowered community can care for its water for years to come.
At WaterStep, our hope is to see the day when no person has to drink unsafe water. We provide safe water to communities in developing countries. We do this through implementing our own water projects or by training others to do a water project.
Working together, safe water has been provided to thousands of communities around the world with water chlorination, repairing hand pumps, and teaching health education. You can provide safe drinking water to people who need it most. We can’t do this without you. Please join us by financially supporting one of our safe water projects or receive training to do it yourself.
Why do we give safe water? Because people are thirsty: People are literally dying because they don’t have access to safe water. WaterStep believes water is a gift, safe water is a tool for compassion, and providing safe water is the first step to a higher quality of life.
CEO & Founder Mark.Hogg@WaterStep.org
Director of Training & Field Operations Kurtis.Daniels@WaterStep.org
Director of Training & Trips Claudia.Daniels@waterstep.org
Director of Finance Sarah.Yoder@waterstep.org
Accounting & Administrative Assistant Shelby.Catlett@waterstep.org
Director of Shoe Program Derek.Howard@waterstep.org
Regional Shoe Coordinator John.Gillig@waterstep.org
Director of Manufacturing Joe.Jacobi@waterstep.org
Rosa Linda Tapia
Director of Operations Ecuador Rosalinda.Tapia@waterstep.org
Dr. Cindy Figueroa
Director of Operations Puerto Rico Cindy.Figueroa@waterstep.org
Ana Lorena Cespedes Lopez
Director of Operations Costa Rica Ana.Lorena@waterstep.org
WaterStep Board of Directors
VAUGHN PRUETT BELL
President; Chief Marketing Officer
KELLY DEARING SMITH
Vice-Preseident; Strategic Communications Manager, Louisville Water Company
Secretary; Director of Corporate Communication at Hilliard Lyons
JASON WATERS Partner & Financial Advisor; Treasurer; Certified Financial Planner, ARGI Financial Group
Former CEO Cardinal Kitchens
Former CEO, Louisville Water Co. (retired)
Global Granite & Marble
Sr. Manager at Neptune Technology Group Inc
DOUGLAS A. WEAVER
DR. SAM YARED
WaterStep Advisory Board
Robert L. Brown
Attorney, Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman
Senator, State of Kentucky
MSD Executive Director (retired)
CEO of BlueWater Kentucky
Futurist, MBA Professor, University of Louisville
District 7 Metro Councilwoman Louisville, KY
Ron Oliver V.P for Mission and Outreach, Norton Healthcare
Barbara Sexton Smith
Speaker, Author and Entreprenuer
Hand Pump Repair Instructor
WaterStep Key Volunteers
WaterStep is thankful for hundreds of volunteers around the world that are making a difference in the lives of so many. Included in that list are some of these people that work out of the International Headquarters.
We take financial stewardship seriously. With integrity and responsibility, we are ensuring that your dollars have the greatest impact on our partners and communities around the globe. WaterStep receives no federal or state funding. We rely on the support from individuals, foundations, educational institutions, churches and the business community.
Over the past couple years, WaterStep has improved the way we operate allowing us to have a higher impact while reducing our costs. We have developed a Virtual Training Program and International Storehouses, allowing us to decrease costly travel and training expenses. The result has been a game changer allowing more people trained, more equipment in the field and more lives saved.