Stan Patyrak :: How do you select a community to receive a well?

  • There is never a problem finding communities that need water, but how do you sort through and prioritize the needs? “What we’ve done is we’ve looked back over the past twenty years and we’ve said, ‘When things seem to work really well, why have they worked well?” says Stan Patyrak, Senior Director of Partnerships for Living Water International.

    The two most powerful elements of success in clean water work are the involvement of the local church and a strategic geographic focus. “We know our…water projects are functioning more when the local church is involved than when they’re not.” Pursuing a geographic region at a time, rather than a local community at a time, allows Living Water to achieve 100% water coverage.

    From The Justice Conference 2012.

    Stan Patyrak :: How do you select a community to receive a well?

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