Water for Life Haiti

The information on this page was last updated 10/9/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


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.org

Phone: (319) 656-5433

Email: [email protected]

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


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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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating973 of 109768 of 84
Fund acquisition rating816 of 109957 of 84
Resource allocation rating628 of 109945 of 84
Asset utilization rating1065 of 109784 of 84

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$508,498$485,174$296,027$253,346$468,960
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,465,637$957,441$453,011$1,182,318$1,261,385
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,478,814$3,679,184$3,681,022$2,745,125$2,304,008
Other long-term assets$1,000$2,400$1,100$0$504
Total long-term assets$3,479,814$3,681,584$3,682,122$2,745,125$2,304,512
Total assets$4,945,451$4,639,025$4,135,133$3,927,443$3,565,897
Payables and accrued expenses$35,059$126,658$74,891$21,688$10,109
Other current liabilities$180,468$57,006$26,718$45,714$43,290
Total current liabilities$215,527$183,664$101,609$67,402$53,399
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$147,293$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$147,293$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$362,820$183,664$101,609$67,402$53,399
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$4,561,731$4,439,310$4,032,965$3,080,443$3,397,241
With donor restrictions$20,900$16,051$559$779,598$115,257
Net assets$4,582,631$4,455,361$4,033,524$3,860,041$3,512,498
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,061,809$1,429,216$1,167,105$1,633,994$1,012,355
Program service revenue$270,647$397,767$103,598$245,742$412,432
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,510$22,368$8,758$11,461$65,917
Other revenue$178,548$61,365$67,571$10,770$23,228
Total other revenue$454,705$481,500$179,927$267,973$501,577
Total revenue$1,516,514$1,910,716$1,347,032$1,901,967$1,513,932
Program services$1,187,244$1,294,378$983,831$1,379,794$1,462,440
Management and general$104,400$103,627$117,772$126,315$79,329
Total expenses$1,389,244$1,488,879$1,173,549$1,558,224$1,593,420
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$127,270$421,837$173,483$343,743($79,488)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$127,270$421,837$173,483$343,743($79,488)


Leon L MillerChief Executive Officer$72,459
Raphael Edy GehyAt large$58,307

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/9/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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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