Appropriate Projects is an initiative of Water Charity, conceived to slash through the red tape and get projects done immediately. Water Charity implements high-impact, low-cost projects that use appropriate technology, meaning that the simplest and least-expensive methods are utilized to bring about the biggest impact at the least cost.
Water Charity was co-founded by Averill Strasser, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Bolivia ’66-’68), who runs the daily operations. The vast majority of Water Charity’s projects are carried out in partnership with Peace Corps Volunteers. In the past 2 years, they have implemented over 500 water and sanitation projects in 60 countries, including close to 100 in Senegal.
They do not deal with studies, reports, evaluations, nitpicking, reviews, administration, overhead, talk, delays, processes, procedures, format, overseeing, micro-directing, or excuses.
They start with the understanding that there are about 8,000 Peace Corps Volunteers stationed in over 74 countries around the globe. Each Volunteer is living in a city or community making great contributions toward improving local communities. Having trained for the tasks to be done and gone through a rigorous selection process; they are competent and dedicated. Each Volunteer, who applies, has identified crucial projects that will affect the lives of those around them, but remain undone due to lack of funds.
The projects submitted to Appropriate Projects by Volunteers are small, but they indeed have a big impact. Your contribution will bring a needed project in a distant place to being and will affect the lives of individuals and communities, by letting them have the necessities of life.