What is Hope Flows?
Hope Flows is an organization dedicated to providing clean water solutions to villages and schools in The Philippines.
Are you a 501c3 non-profit?
Hope Flows is a 501(c)3 public charity, as determined by the IRS. Our tax ID number is 45-2366203. All donations made to Hope Flows are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. A donation received through the mail or online will be followed up shortly with a thank you and tax receipt for your records.
Why start another clean water organization?
There are many amazing organizations that are spearheading the cause of providing clean water in the world. However, our crude math estimates that these groups use over 95% of their resources on Africa and the Indian Sub-continent. While these places are in great need, there are many other regions that need help. There are currently no non-profit organizations to our knowledge that focus on clean water in The Philippines, yet alone the war-torn region of Western Mindanao.
How much does it cost to fund a water project?
We are currently able to provide a school with a water project for about $500. That may sound really cheap… maybe even too cheap… let me explain. Most organizations that talk about projects costing thousands of dollars are operating in areas like Sub-Saharan Africa where the water table is considerably deeper. We are also able to provide projects at such low costs because there are no middle men involved. We buy the materials and directly oversee the projects. Of course the main reason we’re able to complete projects for relatively low costs is that 100% of the $500 price tag goes directly to implementing water projects without a penny going to overhead. All our other expenses are covered by a small group of private donors that believe in the cause and want to see it move forward. If a project ends up costing less than $500 dollars all additional funds are used to implement other projects.
How can I help?
Music to our ears! Tell your friends about us, donate and then tell some more friends about us! If you can think of a more creative way to lend a hand, email us!
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