Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Deep Springs International, Inc.

  • Grove City, PA
  • www.DeepSpringsInternational.org

Mission Statement

Improve life in developing countries by identifying and encouraging the use of affordable water purification systems, teaching the importance of proper household water treatment, and creating new business opportunities for local people

Main Programs

  1. Haiti Programs

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Haiti

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Michael Ritter

Keywords

Self-reported

water treatment, education, Haiti, youth, business, sustainable, clean water, safe water, poverty, poor, developing countries, relief, development, christian, faith-based, chlorine, chlorination, WASH, HWTS

Notes from the Nonprofit

IMPACT

260 = Haitians earning an income via the Enterprise Model
3,000 = Estimated lives saved
340,000 = Haitians currently receiving safe water & monitoring

2,000,000 = Total served by Deep Springs to date
503,000,000 = Liters of water purified by our efforts

ENDORSEMENTS

“…the most successful community-based household chlorination program
worldwide in self-sustaining health promotion”
The World Health Organization - See more at: http://deepspringsinternational.org/OurWork/Impact.aspx#sthash.2veDpOfU.dpuf

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EIN

20-5036775

 Number

4104790420

Physical Address

PO Bo 694

Grove City, 16127

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Public Health Program (E70)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

260 = Haitians earning an income via the Enterprise Model
3,000 = Estimated lives saved
340,000 = Haitians currently receiving safe water & monitoring
2,000,000 = Total served by Deep Springs to date
503,000,000 = Liters of water purified by our efforts

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Haiti Programs

nationwide programs of household water treatments systems utilizing locally produced chlorine solution that is low-tech and sustainable via local distribution enterprises.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$321,358.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    2014 Goals

    This year we plan to:
     Serve over 350,000 children and adults in Haiti
     Save an estimated 500 additional lives with our Bucket of Life systems
     Add new sales agents in target areas
     Integrate local pharmacies and shops in our distribution network
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Deep Springs employs a 3-prong approach to the Water Crisis...

    1 - Home Water Treatment

    We treat water at the point of consumption to assure that it is safe to
    drink. Even with a well or covered spring, water can become
    contaminated during transport and/or storage in the home.


    2 - Education

    Water Technicians visit each home regularly to educate families about the dangers of unsafe water, the proper use of the Home Treatment Systems, and to monitor water quality.

    3 - Enterprise Development

    The goal of the Deep Springs approach is self-sustaining via
    sales of affordable chlorine solution. Water Techs deliver free
    systems to remote communities and then recover the cost via sales.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Deep Springs grew tenfold in 2010 and 2011 in response to the cholera epidemic and subsequent spike in demand for locally-produced chlorine to treat water by NGO partners. This reflects our flexibility and capability to scale-up quickly to meet public health needs.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Volume of chlorine sold (bottles)
    # buckets distributed (sold or distributed for free)
    Revenue from chlorine and buckets
    # new sales agents added to program
    # household visits completed by agents
    # community meetings conducted
    # individuals who attended community meetings
    Liters of water treated
    Individuals who used Gadyen Dlo
    Lives saved due to chlorine use
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    GOAL: serve 4.5 million rural Haitians who lack clean drinking water

    To Date: over 2,000,000 served
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Haiti

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Operations

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Deep Springs International, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Michael Ritter

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Michael Ritter

Deep Springs

Term: Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?