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Drop in the Bucket

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine
  • International
  • Women


PO Box 3697Los Angeles, CA 90078 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Drop in the Bucket’s mission is to assist community development in sub-Saharan Africa by building wells and sanitation systems at schools; thus enabling children, especially girls to get an education and realize their full potential. Since inception we have built over 350 wells.


Everyday 10,000 children under the age of 5 die from water related illnesses and 80% of the diseases in developing countries are related to poor drinking water and sanitation.

Drop in the Bucket installs water wells and sanitation systems at large rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa. We are a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit that has installed over 350 wells in 7 countries.

Our premise is that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and in order for kids to get an education, their day-to day survival tasks need to be simplified especially when it comes to the access of resources whether these are material, natural or informational.

A cornerstone of our approach is low overhead and minimal operating costs. We are dedicated to guaranteeing our donors that as much of their hard-earned money goes into the program as possible.


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by Madison M. (December 28, 2010)
Drop in the Bucket is an incredible organization with an amazing vision. The founders are friendly and easy to work with. The dedication of the persons involved is highly evident. My experience volunteering with Drop in the Bucket has made an impact on my life, and the lives of those around me. I would highly recommend volunteering with this remarkable organization.

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