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Filter Program meets the benchmark for high cost-effectiveness. The nonprofit's cost to provide clean water is less than 75% of the local costs.
Note: The impact of this program may not be representative of the entire operation of Clean Water for Haiti .
Governance: Passes checks
This organization is dedicated to responding to the needs of the Haitian people in the area of availability to clean water, using simple technology (Biosand water filters) and proven effective methods for development of clean water projects.
Donations processed by the nonprofit.
Clean Water for Haiti was established in 2001 and is the largest provider of biosand filters in Haiti. On average, 75% of filters are still in use 5 years after installation.
People living in poverty
Outcomes: Changes in people's lives. They can be caused by a nonprofit.
Costs: The money spent by nonprofits and their partners and beneficiaries.
Impact: The cost to achieve an outcome.
Cost-effectiveness: A judgment as to whether the cost was "worth" the outcome.
A year of clean water provided to a person.
To calculate impact, we estimate how many outcomes the nonprofit caused.
Outcome data collected through visits to filters. All filters are visited 1 month, 3 months, 1 year and 5 years after installation. All data from visits is recorded. Clean water for Haiti tracks the adoption rate of the filters over time and shows any issues in production, education, and technician training.
Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2017
Ratings are based on data the nonprofit itself collects on its work. We use the most recent year with sufficient data. Typically, this data allows us to calculate direct changes in participants' lives, such as increased income.
Clean Water for Haiti conjectures that 20 percent of clients would have gained access to clean water through other pathways in the absence of the intervention. We therefore attribute 80 percent of the increase in clean water access to the filter program.
To determine causation, we take the outcomes we observe and subtract an estimate of the outcomes that would have happened even without the program.
Cost data reported by Clean Water for Haiti and data and assumptions about partner and beneficiary costs.
All monetary costs are counted, whether they are borne by a nonprofit service deliverer or by the nonprofit’s public and private partners.
$3 provides clean water to a person for a year.
We calculate impact, defined as the change in outcomes attributable to a program divided by the cost to achieve those outcomes.
Impact ratings of water purification programs are based on the cost to provide clean water relative to the market cost that a person incurs to buy water in that country. Programs receive 5 stars if they provide water for less than 75% of the estimated market costs, and 4 stars if they do so for less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns 3 stars.
The nonprofit's cost to provide clean water is less than 75% of the local costs.
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There are indications of governance or financial health issues at the nonprofit.
After being given an opportunity, the nonprofit chose not to publish impact information.
We are not yet issuing this level of star rating.
The rated program does not meet our benchmark for cost-effectiveness.
The rated program is cost-effective.
The rated program is highly cost-effective.
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Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This rating is based on data reported by Clean Water for Haiti using ImpactMatters' impact reporting platform. Using data from the platform, ImpactMatters analysts calculated impact and assigned a rating.
Clean Water for Haiti passes our governance check.
Overhead spending is reasonable (<35% of total spending)
Charity Navigator has not issued a fraud or mismanagement advisory
Clean Water for Haiti itself has not reported any excess benefit transactions
Source: Clean Water for Haiti Form 990 EZ and Charity Navigator
This rating is based on ImpactMatters analysis of the impact of Filter Program relative to costs. Impact is the change in the social outcomes of people served by the program, net of the change that would have happened even without the program (the “counterfactual”); divided by cost. Learn more.
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$3 provides clean water to a person for a year.