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Arc Solutions



Arc Solutions is a nonprofit organization working to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for people living in conflict zones. Arc Solutions works exclusively in conflict zones because conflict creates a high need for WASH services for affected populations. Because few organizations are willing to incur the risks involved in working in conflict zones, there is a huge gap between the needs of conflict-affected people and the international community’s response to those needs. Founded in 2012, Arc Solutions has expanded into four geographic locations: Afghanistan, the Central African Republic (CAR), Gaza, and Somalia. Arc Solutions implements projects through partner organizations and aims to build the capacity of local organizations.



• Arc Solutions does a variety of WASH projects based on the local context and needs. Upcoming projects include: o Well rehabilitations and community health training in CAR and Somalia. o Well maintenance sponsorships using a circuit rider model in CAR. o Drilling wells and completing community health training in Afghanistan. o Installation of a desalination unit at a hospital in Gaza.

Other operations include ongoing monitoring and evaluation, building and maintaining partner relationships, and research for new partners, geographic locations, and solution types.

Grants, marketing, and fundraising are other important areas within the organization.



Flexible internships available based on organization’s needs and intern’s areas of interest. Potential areas of work include grant research and writing, content writing, marketing, assisting with program design, and social media. Great opportunity for anyone who’s interested in getting an insider’s look at how a nonprofit runs! We are also open to discussing research possibilities.



Erin Boettcher, Director of Program Excellence and Strategic Partnerships | [email protected] | 303-907-2361

Freshwater Project International / Freshwater Malawi

Freshwater Project International is the US-based, sister organization of Freshwater Malawi, a local non-governmental, non-profit organization founded and run by Malawians for Malawians. Freshwater Malawi has used a community-driven approach to empower the people of the villages to take full ownership of their wells by establishing a water-point committee and providing the manpower and local materials for the actual construction of the wells. This sense of ownership of and responsibility for the wells ensures sustainability of the projects. Freshwater Malawi is widely known and respected throughout the country, having conducted water and sanitation projects in 24 out of the 28 districts. These tightly budgeted projects have provided clean water and basic sanitation services to nearly 800,000 Malawians.

Nuba Water Project

Operating on the principle that an adequate and clean water supply is the foundation for economic and social development, The Nuba Water Project (NWP) initiatives projects to deliver sustainable water sources and infrastructure for the Nuba people of Sudan. NWP respects the independence and resourcefulness of the Nuba by relying upon their efforts to implement projects rather than by simply bestowing a hand-out.

Government-sponsored attacks on the Nuba Mountains prevent us from completing water projects at this time, so we have expanded our work to include purchase and delivery of water pump repair kits, crisis relief, and education tuition scholarships for Nuba refugees who have fled to Uganda or Kenya.

Running Water International

RWI uses a unique enterprise model, which produces affilients in the recipient community, to empower local populations to improve access to water and sanitation services. The organization currently works in Kenya.