GWC Projects is 501(c)3 non-profit organization established for the purpose of creating self-sustaining water purification projects for global indigenous communities.
GWC’s vision is to see these self-sustaining water projects develop secondary projects such as food preservation and distribution, culturally-based health education, as well as other health and community-related needs.
Global Water Consortium was formed in late 2012 when a group of faith-based businessmen were discussing what could be accomplished if they brought their respective companies together to develop small businesses that manufactured and distributed water. In partnering together the “consortium” concept was born. The consortium continues to grow as other businesses come on board, lending their expertise and services to refine this business model that allows us to establish sustainable solutions in developing countries by providing water, as well as the foundation to preserve food and provide health screening. The Consortium grew into GWC Projects as our work expanded to multiple global communities.
GWC Projects is about establishing small sustainable projects that manufacture and distribute safe drinking water. There are large portions of the world that lack drinkable water which leads to both primary and secondary health problems causing unnecessary disease and death. For example, there are an estimated 67 pediatric deaths per hour in India solely due to the lack of clean water, which equals 1,370 deaths per day or 500,000 deaths per year. To impact this, GWC will partner with local nationals to establish these small water manufacture and distribution businesses.
GWC Projects brings people together and works directly with our in country staff, global and project directors, at locales in developing countries. Our global directors provide oversight and accountability to the project director that that is chosen to work and develop the respective local project. GWC projects provides training not only in this process but operational training to the individual project employees to start the local sustainable water projects. This education is critical in helping the local business person and population understand the importance of clean water and basic principles of maintaining clean water. In addition, this education is key in developing people that can operate a self-sustaining project daily. GWC Projects remains a part of the business development and training over the course of the project (typically three to five years) until the local project director becomes the sole operator of this self-supporting project.
These small sustainable projects are established based on onsite sponsorship, evaluation, and monitoring where a local individual becomes an operator in a water project. Financial capital is provided by GWC Projects via philanthropic donors (individual and corporate). GWC Projects also provides business operational startup, monitoring, and mentorship over the life of the project. Individual project goals are established when the individual project is approved and function as a guide to self-sustainment and individual franchise ownership.
With the establishment of primary small sustainable projects that manufacturing and distribute water, secondary benefits and therefore future business opportunities will result. These include, but are not limited to, food preservation as well as health and wellness monitoring/education.