How does DIGDEEP choose a project or location?
With nearly 800 million people lacking a safe source of clean water, there are far more communities in need than DIGDEEP has the resources to serve.
DIGDEEP has a dedicated staff of human rights and development professionals that vet projects with the help of our partner organizations. Although it’s a complicated process, there are three basic criteria:
First, we have to ensure that the community can be reached by either DIGDEEP staff or a trusted local partner. Second, we must have the capacity to execute the project in a responsible and sustainable way. (Irresponsible project planning means that over 50% of water projects fail every year). Finally, the stakeholder community must demonstrate ownership of the project and its willingness to manage of the new water source when we’re finished.
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