Water for Life

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Summary

Water for Life, Inc ("WFL") is a non-profit organization that ministers in the country of Haiti.

Education: The Divine Help School has been operating since 1989. God has blessed us with a very nice facility for rural Haiti. For many years our school went through 6th grade only, but we have been adding a new grade from time to time for the past several years.

As of 2019 our school includes all high school grades. From Pre-K through high school our enrollment is approximately 600 students.

Medicine: The Government doesn't have the means to ensure an efficient distribution of health resources. The majority of the health care facilities are concentrated in Port-au-Prince and in other larger cities. This situation deprives remote areas of structure to ensure the provision of even basic health care to the population.

Drilling: God has been blessing Water For Life's well drilling project over the years; we have drilled over 2,000 working wells, providing clean water to over 700,000 people and over 100,000 livestock.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Water for Life, Inc.
PO Box 456
Kalona, IA 52247

Website: www.wflhaiti.com

Phone: (319) 656-5433

Email: wflhaiti@yahoo.com


Organization details

EIN: 421203881

CEO/President: Mr. Leon Miller

Chairman: Duane Zook

Board size: 9

Founder: Mr. Willis Miller

Ruling year: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


Purpose

Vision: To demonstrate the Love of Jesus Christ by loving, helping one another without discrimination and improving the quality of life through a democratic, honest and transparent governance.


Mission statement

Water For Life's mission is to provide clean drinking water, irrigation for farming opportunities, education and other means of assistance to the Haitian people in order to keep their bodies clean and free from diseases, raise healthy, happy children, and restore dignity and meaning to impoverished lives.


Statement of faith

"To demonstrate the Love of Jesus Christ by loving, helping one another without discrimination and improving the quality of life through a democratic, honest and transparent governance."

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating853 of 102270 of 85
Fund acquisition rating571 of 102448 of 85
Resource allocation rating565 of 102452 of 85
Asset utilization rating1011 of 102284 of 85

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%7%4%6%4%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%4%4%3%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%92%87%70%76%64%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%4%4%3%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%8%13%30%24%36%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%83%88%91%92%91%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%87%82%105%101%84%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%72%72%96%92%76%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%13%18%-5%-1%16%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
12%4%9%-2%0%8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%10%8%5%6%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.620.290.410.460.490.39
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.259.113.322.832.582.87
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.362.631.351.301.261.12
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.904.5418.0323.6311.508.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.220.060.040.090.13
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.153.558.408.828.689.41
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%2%2%1%3%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
51%337%242%214%198%246%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$156,984$928,972$792,426$862,220$897,685
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$297,127$253,346$469,464$578,014$412,815
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$454,111$1,182,318$1,261,890$1,440,234$1,310,500
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,681,022$2,745,125$2,304,007$2,278,311$2,455,807
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,681,022$2,745,125$2,304,007$2,278,311$2,455,807
Total assets$4,135,133$3,927,443$3,565,897$3,718,545$3,766,307
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$73,371$19,869$10,109$11,357$14,377
Other current liabilities$26,718$45,714$43,290$113,905$149,436
Total current liabilities$100,089$65,583$53,399$125,262$163,813
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,520$1,819$0$1,297$1,130
Total long-term liabilities$1,520$1,819$0$1,297$1,130
Total liabilities$101,609$67,402$53,399$126,559$164,943
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$4,032,965$3,080,443$3,397,241$3,399,735$3,592,336
With donor restrictions$559$779,598$115,257$192,251$9,028
Net assets$4,033,524$3,860,041$3,512,498$3,591,986$3,601,364
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$1,262,561$1,697,876$1,087,435$1,375,103$1,119,740
Program service revenue$53,817$132,428$117,560$148,581$141,444
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($5,190)($16,134)$1,679$6,440($984)
Other revenue$58,701$128,862$357,878$278,639$483,123
Total other revenue$107,328$245,156$477,117$433,660$623,583
Total revenue$1,369,889$1,943,032$1,564,552$1,808,763$1,743,323
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$990,615$1,399,873$1,498,000$1,663,936$1,325,214
Management and general$117,772$126,315$79,329$100,737$74,049
Fundraising$88,019$69,301$66,711$53,468$63,001
Total expenses$1,196,406$1,595,489$1,644,040$1,818,141$1,462,264
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$173,483$347,543($79,488)($9,378)$281,059
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$173,483$347,543($79,488)($9,378)$281,059

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
LEON L MillerChief Executive Officer$72,976
Raphael Edy GehyAt large$58,735
Leonard HochstedlerCFO$25,400

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/7/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Water for Life was founded in 1983 by Willis Miller. Mr. Miller had been drilling wells in Haiti since 1972 when he first felt called to provide clean, safe water for the Haitian people. 1989, Water for Life began to fund and operate a small school that went through 6th grade. In 2013, WFL began to do mobile medical clinics, reaching out to rural communities where healthcare is absent or only very basic.


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