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.
Founder & CEO Mark.Hogg@WaterStep.org
Director of Training & Field Operations Kurtis.Daniels@WaterStep.org
Director of International Partnerships and Missions Claudia.Daniels@waterstep.org
Director of Finance Sarah.Yoder@waterstep.org
Director of Marketing and Development Lyssa.Castor@waterstep.org
Director of Manufacturing Joe.Jacobi@waterstep.org
Digital Content Creator and Volunteer Coordinator Tyrei.Hanlon@waterstep.org
Accounting Associate Meredith.Hogue@waterstep.org
Ana Lorena Cespedes Lopez
Director of Operations Costa Rica Ana.Lorena@waterstep.org
WaterStep Board of Directors
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Mercer Executive (retired)
President/Owner, Global Granite & Marble
Organic Association of KY
Chief of Equity & Community Partnerships
DOUGLAS A. WEAVER
VAUGHN PRUETT BELL, MDiv
Chief Business Development Officer, Landmark Recovery
Senior Clinical Research Associate
Merck & Co., Inc.
Wesley Manor Retirement Community & Retirement Homes of KY
Founder & CEO
Current 360 (retired)
Communication & Marketing Manager
Louisville Water Company
WaterStep Advisory Board
Robert L. Brown
Attorney, Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman
Bert Thin Films
Futurist, MBA Professor
University of Louisville
Barbara Sexton Smith
Speaker, Author and Entreprenuer
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.
WaterStep Non-discrimination Policy 1.2021
WaterStep is an inclusive, welcoming organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, ancestry, religion, creed, political affiliation, disability, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in hiring, promoting, and firing of staff; selecting volunteers and vendors; or providing services.