This page highlights the work of some of the organizations the Agua Fund supports.
Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) has served the health and development needs of hundreds of thousands of people in Haiti’s rural Artibonite Valley for the past 55 years. Demand for services has been especially acute since the devastating earthquake in 2010 and subsequent cholera epidemic.
Farm Aid's Family Farm Disaster Fund provides small disaster grants to farm families and supports the work of farmer hotlines, recovery and mitigation trainings at the farm level, and advocacy efforts for better federal disaster programs that reach more farmers.+www.farmaid.org
Télécoms Sans Frontières is the leading humanitarian NGO specialized in emergency telecommunications. As soon as a disaster or a sudden onset of emergency strikes, TSF deploys telecom specialists who install Emergency Communication Centres for aid agencies right at the heart of crisis. These centres provide relief organizations, UN agencies and local authorities with laptops connected to the Internet, phone and fax lines and technical assistance. TSF also offers free calls to families affected by humanitarian crisis.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. In Iraq and Afghanistan programs include direct financial aid, rights awareness classes, job-skills training and emotional support.
The Foundation began the Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls in 1997 to stop gender apartheid under the Taliban. The Campaign galvanizes women's groups, campus and community activists, as well as ordinary citizens and conducts public education to ensure that Afghan women and girls are not forgotten. The campaign also raises money for Afghan girls' and women's education, clinics, and employment training and has supported U.S. programs for Afghan women and girls.
The Global Fund for Women advances women’s rights by mobilizing resources and making grants to creative, women-led organizations that provide high impact solutions to local, regional and international human rights issues. (Photo by Bessma Mourad)
Solar Cookers International (SCI) works with partners in 133 countries to improve human and environmental health. Through community projects, research, advocacy, and outreach, SCI and its solar cooking partners help reduce the need for wood and fossil fuels.+ www.solarcookers.org
Through its community water programs, HAS works to bring clean drinking water to people in the Artibonite Valley region.+ www.hashaiti.org/community-health
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.www.iava.org
Millions of U.S. veterans are in desperate need of repairs and adaptations to their homes. Rebuilding Together fills the gaps in modifications and repair services that retired and active service men and women struggle to meet. In partnership with corporate sponsors, the Veterans Housing Initiative strives to provide safe and accessible housing for all low-income veterans.