Water for Life

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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: [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 rating930 of 107471 of 82
Fund acquisition rating629 of 107551 of 82
Resource allocation rating661 of 107555 of 82
Asset utilization rating1067 of 107482 of 82

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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
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
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


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 11/29/2022. 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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