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Water Charity – Bank On Rain

Our mission is to establish “ecosystems” in developing countries. This not only provides communities with clean water for consumption and agriculture, but also creates a framework for an improved and continuing quality of life.

As a water charity, we provide the tools and the continuing education to establish and maintain the benefits that safe sanitation and clean drinking water brings; opening up future opportunities, developing local business and commerce.

Bank On Rain, founded in 2008, is a 501(c)(3) incorporated in the State of Washington (USA) 2010, and operates globally.

 

BORGroupSLThe Bank On Rain team in Africa in 2011.

(Left to Right) Emily Berg, Bank On Rain 2011 intern and researcher; Gail Williamson, Director; Mike Williamson, Founder and Director; a representative from our on the ground partner organization, Safer Future; Ken Blair, Director.

 

Our small & nimble team can move fast, implement multiple projects at one time, share our expertise, and/or partner with others to help them implement their projects. Being small and nimble also keeps our administrative costs extremely low.

 

PWX logoBank On Rain is an implementer for the Blue Planet Network

Our size and our expertise enables us to implement for larger organizations such as The Blue Planet Network and we are an active member of the Peer Water Exchange, a participatory, collaborative, decision-making community, which selects, funds, manages, monitors, and shares results from grassroots water and sanitation projects worldwide.

Bank On Rain partners with the Schools of Salone to build rainwater harvesting systems for the schools they build in Sierra Leone

Please review the Bank On Rain team below and our Partners

 

SLBankonrain10Founder, Director Bank On Rain, Mike Williamson is the founder of Williamson & Associates, a geophysical consulting firm specializing in ocean engineering services. Mike has over 38 years experience in the marine geophysics and acoustics industry. He was a Navy diving and salvage officer in Vietnam, and has served as Chief Scientist or Survey Party Chief on numerous geophysical expeditions for commercial clients, universities and research institutes, and government agencies. Mike is experienced in working in remote locations, from Rwandan jungles to PNG to offshore Asia. He understands “hands on” and is accustomed to getting the job done.
Mike is also an inventor, owning multiple patents. He has designed the Bank On Rain prototype Fullstop™ faucet which is cheap to manufacture, saves water, and promotes sanitation and hygiene.

 

GailWSLDirector Bank On Rain, Gail Williamson is director and treasurer at Williamson & Associates.  Gail is equipped with a deep background in accounting and is also an accomplished documentary photographer providing many of the visuals for telling our story. Gail participates in all on-the-ground projects, spending time in Africa with the team. She provides objective observations, and has a talent for distilling problems to their basics and offering practical solutions.

 

 

KenBSLDirector Bank On Rain, Ken Blair is the practical implementer on our small & nimble team. Ken installs Rainwater Harvesting systems everyday for his commercial rainwater design and installation company RainBank in the Pacific Northwest (USA). He possesses an innate understanding of the problems inherent in rainwater systems and their solutions. He can ‘think on his feet’ when faced with a challenge. He does it every day.

On account of spending more time making his own business grow, Ken has resigned being on the board for the 2014 year. We hope he will consider coming back in 2015. Ken’s contribution to Bank on Rain is always appreciated.

 

CSDAVATARFounder, Director Bank On Rain, Caroline Di Diego aka CASUDI  brings many years of hands-on experience in design, marketing communications, PR, and Social Media. She drives the Bank On Rain branding and is the social voice, which everyone sees and recognizes as Bank On Rain. She is the founder and principal of esse-group, a boutique consultancy, which for over 25 years has helped companies tell their stories. She works with companies and small businesses solving problems, helping them become fundable and/or profitable. Recently she founded EQLIST Entrepreneurs Questions, a blogging platform to help entrepreneurs ask the right questions to be successful.

 

The Supporting Cast

  1. James Ferris, who contributed  the Bank On Rain logo, is back to assist with fundraising for the Fullstop™ faucet, as Acting Director of Funding.
  2. Ariba Dalal is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Bank On Rain web communications
  3. Betsy Kent of Be Visible Associates helps to raise the visibility of Bank On Rain via her expertise in content development, SEO and Social Media Marketing
  4. Emily Berg, 2011 intern and researcher, is helping to launch our new website by transferring and updating blog posts.

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Please explore our approach below

Collaboration -> Success!

Water Means Business

Designed NOT to Fail

Before We Give
We Inspire

Water is Plentiful!
Surprise!

Small Projects,
Big Impact

 

Explore the Bank-On-Rain ecosystem and discover why our donors are assured that their contribution not only provides immediate and ongoing relief, but also actually increases in value over time.