Better Business Bureau Report for
Living Water International

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2013


This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Living Water International
Address: 4001 Greenbriar Drive, Ste 100
  Stafford, TX 77477
Phone: 281-207-7800
877-594-4426
Web Address: www.water.cc
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1990, Texas
Affiliates: Living Water International Zambia, Living Water Service Centre (Kenya), Living Water International (Burundi), Foundation Living Water (Haiti), Living Water International Canada
Stated Purpose: Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and experience "living water" - the gospel of Jesus Christ- which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Living Water International meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

LWI provides WaSH (water, sanitation and health & hygiene) projects in developing countries as well as trains local and international individuals basic skills of shallow well drilling, pump repair and health and hygiene practices. LWI also is now implementing operations and maintenance programs for sustainability of current projects. They also train locals and internationals oral bible storying methods.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, Living Water International's program expenses were:

  
WASH and Christian Witness 12,153,421
Short term mission trips 2,132,716
Total Program Expenses: $14,286,137
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Michael Mantel, President and CEO
Compensation*: 
$220,847

Chair of the Board: David Welch
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: investment company

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 82

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $20,199,435, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status

              

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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Financial

              

The following information is based on Living Water International's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 18,046,997
Special events 2,152,438
Water program contracts 143,000
Other income 60,659
Training fees 52,855
Total Income $20,455,949


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 16%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $20,455,949
Program expenses $14,286,137
Fund raising expenses 3,027,920
Administrative expenses 1,144,617
Total expenses $18,458,674
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,997,275
Beginning net assets 7,042,255
Other Changes in Net Assets 386,794
Ending net assets 9,426,324
Total liabilities 903,297
Total assets $10,329,621


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Complaints

              

This organization has not received any complaints filed against them for the past 36 months, our standrd reporting period.

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