Water For People rated top charity

DENVER, CO, Jan. 26, 2011 -- Water For People has received the coveted four-star Charity Navigator rating for the eighth consecutive year...

DENVER, CO, Jan. 26, 2011 -- Water For People (www.waterforpeople.org) is honored to receive the coveted four-star Charity Navigator rating for the eighth consecutive year signifying the company's achievements in fiscal management and organizational efficiency, transparency, and accountability. Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator, rates over 5,500 of the nation's charitable organizations.

"Only 1% of the charities we rate have received at least eight consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Water For People consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America," explains Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. "This 'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Water For People from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."

"It is an honor to be recognized in the top 1% of charities nationwide, and we thank Charity Navigator for their thorough analysis of the nonprofit landscape," said Ned Breslin, CEO of Water For People. "New technologies such as FLOW support our commitment to organizational and project transparency and provide our supporters with a clear picture of their money at work, and our unique monitoring system ensures that investments last for many years to come. We will continue to uphold the highest standards as we address the tough questions in the field, examine what is working and what is not, and work toward a world where everyone has access to clean drinking water and sanitation."

For more information about Water For People, contact Eileen Lambert at pr@waterforpeople.org or visit the website at www.waterforpeople.org.

About Water For People
Water For People is a leading international nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to creating sustainable safe drinking water resources, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs in the developing world; it currently operates in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, Central America, and South America. The organization's unique business-oriented approach empowers local communities to plan, build, finance, maintain, and operate their own safe water and sanitation services. Water For People succeeds in its mission by placing long-lasting solutions and 100% coverage of a region at the forefront of its strategy. It fosters entrepreneurism and innovations, which are adaptable and replicable worldwide to water and sanitation problems, and monitors its work for 10 years post implementation to validate program sustainability. For more information visit www.waterforpeople.org.

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