Organizations we support
The We Are Water Foundation supports cooperative projects connected to reputable NGOs and associations.
Educación Sin Fronteras (ESF) is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on social development through education. Since our foundation in 1988, ESF has been based internationally and independently of any government or religion, in solidarity with the disenfranchised and marginalized populations of the world.
Our purpose as an NGO focused on development is to be a vehicle for an active and organized civil society dedicated to establishing quality education in impoverished countries. With 100 projects in progress in 11 South and Central American countries, we have developed a network of 42 civil organizations which works on education processes to guarantee social transformation through education.
The problems of the education system include inequality, the marginalization of women, the perpetuation of unfair trade, and a lack of respect for the environment. These are the primary factors driving the work we do and the principles that guide us. ESF understands education as the vehicle for personal and community transformation and development, creating a type of equal and participative relations without discrimination, and the construction of a world in which these opportunities are available to all people.
The Vicente Ferrer Foundation is a non-governmental development organisation (NGDO) committed to assisting with the transformation process in the poorest parts of Andhra Pradesh in south-east India, affecting some of the most excluded communities in the world, including the Dalits or Untouchables, tribal groups and other “backward” or disadvantaged castes.
The foundation is currently working in 2,313 villages, benefiting over 2.5 million people through its comprehensive development programme, which comprises six fields of activity: ecology, health, education, housing, women and people with disabilities.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 14 organizations working together in 99 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. They work directly with communities and they seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Funds of this initiative are going to be donated to Intermón Oxfam, the Spanish member of the international confederation Oxfam. Intermón Oxfam is a Spanish NGO that has been operating for over 50 years. It is currently behind 492 projects in Africa, America and Asia, and works in a number of fields, including cooperation for development, humanitarian action, fair trade and political mobilisation campaigns.
UNICEF is the United Nations agency established to guarantee the rights and protection of children regardless of race, creed, nationality or faith. It has been operating worldwide for 50 years.
The lack of drinking water and separate access to decent sanitation facilities in schools discourages children, especially girls, from attending school, in many cases causing them to leave school altogether. Girls form the majority of the 120 million children of school age who do not go to school.
UNICEF works in more than 90 countries to improve access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in schools and promote good hygiene practices.
In emergency situations, UNICEF provides aid to communities and nations suffering from disease and those whose water supply is threatened. All of UNICEF’s water and sanitation programmes have been designed to comply with the hygiene and sanitation standards contained in the Millennium Development Goals, one of which is to halve the number of people without access to drinking water.
The Pies Descalzos Foundation was founded by the singer Shakira at the end of the 1990s in Barranquilla, a city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. It is committed to helping promote the education, nutrition and health of Colombia’s most vulnerable inhabitants: its children.
The Pies Descalzos Foundation sees education as the key driving force behind the building of a better world and a process that, alongside information, books and content, requires social and emotional backing. For this fundamental reason, it helps boys and girls exercise their basic right to a quality education by means of support programmes for children and their families that offer real solutions to improve their quality of life and development.
The Foundation currently has five schools in different regions of Colombia: Barranquilla (Atlántico), Altos de Cazucá (Cundinamarca) and Quibdó (Chocó), where more than 4,000 boys and girls receive education, nutrition and psychological support.
World Vision is an international organisation that has been working since 1950 in support of disadvantaged children and families. Its priority is therefore to ensure the welfare of that part of the population most vulnerable to the effects of poverty and emergencies, by means of long-term programmes.
It also works alongside international and local organisations to make its aid more effective. It has a consultative status with UNESCO, works with the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide meals during emergencies, is a founder member of the Global Movement for Children and, together with the Red Cross and other organisations, is part of the Sphere Project, whose goal is to improve the quality of humanitarian aid.
Today, it is present in 98 countries and provides aid to more than four million children around the world.