About Us


In 2008, three longtime advocates for safe-water access founded The Water Trust: finance executives Ted Huber and Jeff Kaplan, and Andrew Pearson, director of U.K.-based Busoga Trust. Initially operated as a Busoga Trust satellite, The Water Trust is now an independent NGO with American leadership.

Our experienced field teams work on the ground in the places we serve. We build latrines. We teach hand washing and sanitary habits. We help parents understand why kids need clean water to stay healthy. We’re changing behaviors, one family at a time, to help save lives. Most important, we empower people to take better care of themselves.

Pure water is not only a quality of life but also a prerequisite for taking many medicines.

When you contribute, we ensure your support flows to projects that produce lasting and meaningful change.