Welcome To the Water for Humanity Fund
In 1991, the Water for Humanity (WFH) Fund was established within the American Society of Dowsers to provide funding for water resources development, purification, protection and conservation worldwide in areas of critical need. The goal in each case is to increase water resources in terms of quality, quantity and accessibility. Its second purpose is to demonstrate the practical and humanitarian application of dowsing and to establish credibility for the art.
A nine-member, all-volunteer committee collectively examines each funding request and selects those most worthy. They are guided in part by the philosophy that all projects must be environmentally sustainable, technologically appropriate and sensitive and respectful of the culture. This committee also examines projects with an eye to for most people benefited per donation dollar, and toward the sustainability of the project design. The latter is typically characterized by village management committees with fair participation by women and youth, designated individuals trained in maintenance and repair, and a fund established to purchase parts. The local organizations with which we partner present village-wide seminars on water conservation, protection and hygiene. Beneficiaries themselves contribute their labor, and other in-kind materials and services.
Projects range from dug or drilled wells on dowsed well sites, rainwater harvesting systems, or spring capitation; training in operation and maintenance of portable drilling equipment; appropriate pumping technology; distribution of water filtration devices; and the construction of composting latrines. Since inception, the WFH Fund has funded projects in fifteen countries to date, spanning North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, including projects in the United States on Native American reservations and disaster relief zones. In some cases, volunteers travel on behalf of WFH to overlook projects, consult with partnering organizations and give trainings. We are proud of the tremendous good which is accomplished with wise and efficient use of your donation dollars.
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