We have a local WMO2H team on the ground that selects partnered projects that are committed to educating and caring for children in their communities. When selecting a project we consider the need for building strong relationships with the directors and staff and assess their access to water, quality of water, soil quality and region of their project. We also require that each project invest in some portion of the project (paying for a smaller portion of the project themselves).
Depending on the region and project we figure out which solution and technology is appropriate to implement. Various factors play a role in this decision including water access, soil/terrain, community and so forth.
Once the appropriate solution is selected we use
competitive bidding to select a local vendor to implement the water/agriculture
project. Our WMO2H team on the ground makes sure we are getting quality work
for reasonable pricing.
We form water and agricultural committees at each project that oversee the impact and sustainability of each project implemented. Our local WMO2H team has one seat on each committee to help oversee the maintenance and impact as well. We also hire an agronomist to visit our partner projects when needed to oversee the harvesting process. Lastly, each partnered project signs a contract agreeing to sell surplus (if that will benefit the education of the children (minimum of 40%) and help with maintenance costs (minimum of 10%). We believe this model helps ensure a sustainable future.
Our water and agricultural projects are monitored by each
community committee as well as by our WMO2H team. Each project has to commit to sending quarterly reports so they we can see the direct impact being made. Donors that invest in their own project get impact reports directly from us.
We map every water and agricultural project on our website using Google Maps so our investors can see exactly what we have implemented these projects with their support. Our supporters can see firsthand the impact being made for children and communities in need.