About ClearWater founder Captain Ben Sklaver
Alone we were strong… together we are stronger
Through the merger with Lifeline, ClearWater’s mission of ensuring sustainable access to clean water throughout Northern Uganda lives on. Indeed, as a result of the synergies from that merger, we are achieving far more together than we could have possibly achieved separately and, hence, are doing more to honor the incredible legacy of our beloved founder than ever before.
ClearWater Initiative promoted simple, sustainable solutions for the provision of clean water in Northern Uganda. ClearWater strived to achieve this mission through technical excellence, responsible use of donor funds, collaboration with local communities and compassion for the needs of individuals overwhelmed by circumstances beyond their control.
Focused on community involvement and relevant training, ClearWater utilized established and innovative clean water solutions including borehole repairs, protected springs and well drilling.
ClearWater provided clean water resources, community education and micro finance programs in a sustainable manner. Programs relied on Ugandan engineers and labor from local communities to provide employment and skills training, which empowered the community to take ownership of each water source. Projects were guided by the counsel of local experts and are approved by relevant local water officials.
13,000+ people gained access to clean water in Northern Uganda