About Us

Non-Discrimination Policy

Water for Everybody!

We believe every person should have the right to water. Fresh Water Friends® does not discriminate and will not work with those who will not allow everyone to have free access to water. So we partner with people in the field that are committed to our policy of non-discrimination:

All field activities financed from the funds shall be conducted in accordance with the objectives as stated in our purposes and absolutely no discrimination shall be permitted on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, caste, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, economic status, marital status, military status or political views, in any of Fresh Water Friends’® water delivery operations."

Elated family with water for children

History / Background

Fresh Water Friends® (FWF) was started on December 27, 2014. Within a few weeks Steve and Cheryl Surprenant developed a team of people that wanted to contribute together what they could to buy water wells for churches and villages in India. We simply asked people to join our team by inviting them to “Give any amount, once a year” – and they did!

By October 2015, we installed our second water well. Since part of Fresh Water Friends® is building community we had a celebratory meeting on October 14, 2015. Forty-one people attended the meeting.

By August 2019, Fresh Water Friends® has raised over $250,000 for water wells. This has enabled FWF to install over 100 deep water wells for more than 100 villages serving over 90,000 people daily with water!

Thank you for donating and joining in the fun! Amazing things happen when Friends “Give any amount, at least once a year.”

Why Us?

Other organizations install wells for 2-3 times the cost of what Fresh Water Friends® can do. We keep our expenses down and have someone personally manage the project every step of the way; always accountable for every dollar being spent. FWF can install many more wells this way so that more villages can benefit.

How Can I Help?

Hundreds of villages are patiently waiting and praying for their own water well. Anyone can start their own FWF Team to buy a water well. To learn more about it, go to our Fund Raising Teams page.

If you'd rather just donate to the General Donations Fund, that would be greatly valued. The General Donations Fund is used to help run the entire organization which enables us to install more wells!

Click on the Donate Now button on the right.

News Flash!!

Fresh Water Friends® has just been added to the Amazon Smile program, which allows people to shop through Amazon.com under the Fresh Water Friends® account. Amazon contributes a percentage of the balance which goes to FWF General Needs Fund! Your pricing and shipping charges never change.

Click on the image on the left to use this offer.