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Give Water. Give Life.

Water1st projects transform  communities by giving everyone, especially women and girls, the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive.

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100% of wine sales go to Water1st

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Expanding to Kenya

Expanding to Kenya
Of the 2 billion people on our planet who lack access to clean water at home, nearly half live in Africa. Investments in water flowing out of a faucet in African homes remain extremely rare.

We have selected two water organizations to partner with in Kenya. Together, we will continue to show the world what is possible in African communities when the burden of water-fetching is in their past.

WATER AT HOME, AT THE TURN OF A TAP

Expanding to Kenya
Water1st projects pipe water to every home, school, clinic, and gathering place in the community, providing 24/7 access to clean water and toilets. Water at the home ensures families have enough water for drinking, handwashing, cooking, washing dishes, laundry, and bathing – essential elements for a healthy life.

Our projects turn time spent into time saved for women and girls, creating opportunities for education, food production, and income generation.

OUR APPROACH HAS A HIGH RETURN

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In San Pedrito, Honduras, 3rd grade enrollment increased from 40% to

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In Kaundia, Bangladesh, medical expenditures spent on water and sanitation-related illnesses were
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About Kokelo, Kenya

Expanding to Kenya
Kokelo is a rural community located in western Kenya, near Lake Nam Lolwe (also known as Lake Victoria). It is home to 740 people, including 366 school-age children. 70% of households earn less than $1.30 per day.

The heavily polluted Awach River is the main source of water for the community. Women and girls spend hours each day carrying home heavy containers of water.
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Kokelo Project Profile

Budget: $320,951
$5,997 local contribution +
$314,954 from Water1st supporters

Drilled well with solar pump & elevated storage tank

148 piped, metered water connections to every home and school

148 pour-flush toilets for every home and school

Extensive technical and administrative training ensuring the project is financially self-sustaining

Kenya watering garden

THE GIFT OF WATER = HEALTH, EQUITY, DIGNITY

Expanding to Kenya
"When I turned on the water for the first time,

I couldn't control my emotions."

We are redefining what is possible

Toilets and hand-washing are the most effective tools we have to prevent disease transmission, and these activities are made possible when water supplies are provided at the household-level.​

Household water service saves significant time and energy, enabling girls to attain a higher level of education and women to engage in work that increases the family’s economic security.​

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GIVE BY STOCK, DAF & MORE

We are happy to accept donations by check, stock, donor-advised fund, qualified charitable distribution, and other ways.

Honor Gift
In lieu of gifts, make a donation in honor of a loved one and ask them to do the same for you. We’ll send a personalized card or an email informing them of your generosity.

Please make checks payable to Water1st and mail to us at this address:
Water1st International
1904 3rd Ave #1012
Seattle, WA 98101

Need help? To donate by phone or to get assistance with your donation, please contact us at 206.297.3024 or via email.

Your Impact

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what your donation leverages

This is your return on investment when our project participants can redirect the time they spent carrying water to other activities, like going to school and earning an income.

Your Impact

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This is your return on investment when our project participants can redirect the time they spent carrying water to other activities, like going to school and earning an income.

How your donation is spent
Percentages are based on an average of the last five years of IRS Form 990 data. During the last five years, our program expense ratio has ranged from 85-89% of total expenses.
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We leverage your gift

For every $1 invested, local government and communities contribute an additional 74¢ in cash, local materials, and labor.

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Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
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Water from Wine is a very small winery and unable to benefit from competitive shipping rates that larger wineries enjoy. Wine is shipped via UPS, which adds additional fees for shipping alcohol because an adult over 21 must sign for delivery. Water from Wine does not profit from shipping costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Wine sales tax and shipping fees

Sales tax: Sales tax is based on your address. We’ll send you a receipt that includes your sales tax and shipping fee (if applicable).

Approximate shipping costs:
Fall 2021 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case). You may order as many cases as you want. Free shipping promotion is limited to 2 cases/person/month.

Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
1-3 bottles $24-28
6 bottles $27-37
12 bottles $37-57
*If shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call the winery for a quote at (509) 875-2211

Shipping available to the following 36 states + Washington DC: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Water from Wine is a very small winery and unable to benefit from competitive shipping rates that larger wineries enjoy. Wine is shipped via UPS, which adds additional fees for shipping alcohol because an adult over 21 must sign for delivery. Water from Wine does not profit from shipping costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns..