Our Water to Thrive team works with all of our friends and supporters to raise the money for new water wells. But our team is based in the U.S. and even though we travel abroad frequently, we do not have a permanent staff on the ground in the developing world. So we enlist partners. Our in-country partners are staffed with water experts from the countries where we are working. We partner with them to implement all of our projects. 


A Glimmer of Hope


A Glimmer of Hope Foundation is based in Austin, Texas. Their model focuses on four areas of development: water, health, education, and microfinance.



Lutheran World Relief works to fight poverty and promote a more just and peaceful world by helping people help themselves.


Mekane Yesus Church of Ethiopia - Development Association


The development branch of the Mekane Yesus Church in Ethiopia, EECMY-DASSC has branch offices throughout the country which are experienced at indentifying and responding to the need of those they serve. Currently, W2T is working with two branch offices: the Central Gibe Synod and South Central Ethiopia Synod.


Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara

The Organization for the Rehabilitation and Development (ORDA) in Amhara serves the districts and the people of the Amhara region of Ethiopia. ORDA is dedicated to working with the people that they serve to help the region reach and accomplish the millenium development goals.



Oromia Development Association


The Oromia Development Association (ODA) is the premiere development organization in Ethiopia's largest region. This fraternal association is member owned with more than 3 million members and dozens of branch offices that serve communities throughout the entire region.


St. Paul Partners

St. Paul Partners is a Minnesota-based non-profit organization that works in Tanzania to bring lean water to those who need it.  Their staff works with local communities and water development teams to accomplish their goals; they are also committed to training more Tanzanians to implement clean water projects.


Relief Society of Tigray

Founded in 1978, the Relief Society of Tigray is one of the largest independent development organizations in Africa today.  With hundreds of experts of staff, REST works on a broad range of development initiatives and is widely regarded as one of the top water development organizations in Ethiopia.