Clean water for every child
It sounds obvious, but everyone has the right to clean drinking water. This is a basic necessity for good health and therefore the chance of a future. Despite this, 1.1 billion people around the world do not have access to clean water.
Max Foundation aims to prevent child mortality and continually seeks the most effective, and most cost-efficient way to do so. We support water and sanitation projects in Bangladesh, as this approach has proven to save many children's lives at low cost and with few resources.Max Foundation finances these small scale projects together with the local community.
We operate on three principles:
1. We fund local projects that demonstrate the highest rate of return. That sounds businesslike, but why not? By applying strict selection criteria, we obtain a clear picture of what can be achieved with the project. Furthermore, during the rollout of a project and thereafter, we monitor the results to assure we maximize the outcome of the resources we have at our disposal. Hence, best value for money.
2. We draw no overhead costs from donations, sending 100% to our projects in Bangladesh. Expenses made in the Netherlands are either sponsored, or borne by board members or volunteers.
3. We give direct feedback on the destination of your money by sending you a photograph of the signboard next to the well that was dug with your money. In addition, by continuing to develop our monitoring system, so that all donors can view their wells on our online ‘well gallery’ on our website. This is scheduled for 2011.