On June 10, 2013, Water for Empowerment, Inc. was officially incorporated in Indianapolis, IN as a charitable organization. Our goal is to join the world community to help secure and maintain clean water for communities exposed to water borne pathogens.
We will educate and train community members on the sustainability of clean water sources with a focus on training young women and girls in water sciences so that they may be valued enough for inclusion in the educational cycle and not sold into human slavery.
The cycle of poverty often ends in human slavery both inside the United States and outside. We thank NuMali and its board members for inviting us to the remote village of Bankoni to witness the humanity of the villagers and the daily threat of death by disease and starvation.
Inspired by the plight of Bankoni and by efforts of the World Health Organization to inform and influence policy, practices and infrastructure at all levels of society, our new board will begin training in preparation for our first mission in 2014. We will study non-profit management, sustainability and water technologies, human trafficking, and scalable models for building businesses based on clean water with a variety of experts in the months ahead.
2013 is the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. Board Members include Brent Huber, Environmental Attorney-at-Law at Ice Miller; Dr. Charles Beck, Jr., D.O., Osteopathic Vision; Shannon Zumbaugh, Marketing Manager at Courseload, Inc.; and Susan H. Dugan, Health Communications Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.