Water Hands Hope is a charitable nonprofit organization based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Our mission is to create sustainable solutions to directly improve the lives of people living in the poorest and most remote regions of the world. Formed in 2013, we have organized the delivery of international humanitarian aid to developing countries such as Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Ghana and Bhutan. Currently our work is focused on the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, where we have participated in several humanitarian missions over the past few years.
An integral part of our work at Water Hands Hope involves effective communication with local leaders and partners in determining the specific needs of a community in relation to water and health care. We then utilize our network of volunteers and partners to design and implement solutions to the problems we’ve identified. Next, we monitor the implemented project to evaluate effectiveness and assess sustainability.
The foundation of our organization’s approach is focused on three aspects that are essential to a person’s prosperity: water, health, and community.
Water: Our goal in this area is to improve people’s access to clean water by assisting with WASH infrastructure, technologies, and education. We demonstrate and provide water filters, help construct toilets and handwashing stations, and collaborate with local educators to develop WASH curriculum for schools.
Health: We partner with community health providers in developing countries to improve access to basic medical services. Although Water Hands Hope is able to offer medical care directly to people in need, our main focus is to collaborate with community hospitals and clinics to conduct educational demonstrations, discussions, and seminars for local health care providers, and to assist in delivering medical tools and supplies.
Community: Promoting prosperity and cohesion amongst a community by educating people about WASH and other healthy practices. We believe in empowering people to be agents of change within their own society.