Our mission…

to improve local access to clean water solutions.

Connect for Water is social impact not-for-profit founded under the belief, there is a better way to help people throughout the world address their safe water needs. This better way, based on years of experience, focuses on improving local access to water treatment solutions, so local people can easily get what they need to clean their water and improve their lives.
We make dirty water clean for the most vulnerable through long-lasting and innovative solutions.

Innovative Solutions

We design and utilize technologies and trainings that fit the local context, while focusing on simplicity and sustainability

Empowered Locals

We train and equip local volunteers, leaders and health workers who have long-term commitments to their communities.

How We Got Started

Connect For Water is a non-profit charity founded out of years of experience to facilitate the sales and distribution of water products and solutions to those in need and affected by disasters throughout the world.

Connect for Water, was founded in partnership with Business Connect to provide people living in developing countries with affordable and easy access to sustainable clean water. The small team at Business Connect saw first-hand the struggle of developing countries to provide real solutions to the water crisis. Instead of providing water that could easily be contaminated, we created solutions to provide sustainable clean water.

90
Every 90 seconds a child dies from
a water-related disease.

Our Mission

Connecting resources to people for the provision of clean water solutions.

At Connect for Water, we see a world where people and businesses are working together to bring water products and solutions to those in need around the world through collaboration, partnerships, and support for the growth of local market channels.

Our mission at Connect for Water is to… be the connector that brings people, businesses, and innovation together so people everywhere have clean and safe drinking water.

We see a world where people and businesses work together bringing water products and solutions to those in need through collaboration, partnerships, and support for the growth of local market channels with a sustainable business model.

Meet Our Team

The Connect for Water team dedicates its time to providing water for communities in the developing world or in crisis. There are so many water facts that charge us towards answering the call to the Global Water Crisis; Every 90 seconds a child dies from water-related diseases, 2.1 billion people globally do not have safe drinking water on a regular basis, 27 percent of people living in cities do not have water piped into their homes. We have representatives and a community around the world sharing our mission and goals.

Lou Haveman

Lou Haveman

Founder

Lou has lived and worked in four different African countries over two decades. During that time his was involved in many community development programs and working alongside of the local people.  He and his wife, Jan, continue this work even in their retirement from the US side as they established Business Connect, a life-enhancing product company to benefit families in crisis in developing countries as well as Connect for Water. All of his life’s work is culminating in his successfully bringing businessmen, emerging entrepreneurs, NGO’s, and others together in partnership to answer the needs of the Global Water Crisis.
Jeff Haveman

Jeff Haveman

Board Member

Jeff was born and raised in Nigeria. He has an extensive business and leadership background developed during more than 20 years in real estate and insurance industries. He also served four years in the U.S. Military as an aviation technician.
Jereme Lambert

Jereme Lambert

Executive Director

Jereme has 20+ years of business and ministry experience. He has worked both in the private and public sector as well as owning his own companies and serving as a pastor. He has been active in bringing safe water solutions to the world through Business Connect and his continued passion for people led him to volunteer with numerous community collaborative groups through the years.

Our Programs

We respond to those adversely affected by disasters, to provide a subsidized local market outlet for products to poor and vulnerable communities, and create and support local business owners and entrepreneurs to acquire and deliver needed and affordable water products and solutions.

Some Of Our Recent Disaster Programs

Kenya – Flood

Kenya – Flood

Special Need for Flood Victims in Kenya Kenya Floods YOUR SUPPORT COUNTS. HELP NOW. Torrential rains have uprooted hundreds of thousands of people across East Africa in recent weeks, offsetting a humanitarian disaster that is threatening the lives of entire...

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Nepal – Flood

Nepal – Flood

Special Need for Flood Victims in Nepal Use image from Aljazeera Nepal Floods YOUR SUPPORT COUNTS. HELP NOW. Heavy monsoon rains unleash floods and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh. people have died have been evacuated villages have come under water...

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Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

Special Need for Hurricane Survivors in Texas Use image from aopa.org Hurricane Harvey YOUR SUPPORT COUNTS. HELP NOW. Heavy hurricane rains unleashed floods and flash floods in and around Houston, Texas. people have died. This number is expected to increase as the...

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Our Sponsorship Programs

Sponsor a Classroom in Botswana

Sponsor a Classroom in Botswana

Sponsor a Classroom Sponsor a Classroom in Botswana After staying at a safari lodge in Botswana and participating in their Pack for a Purpose program, a Kohler employee, along with her friends and family were able to visit the local school and deliver supplies. Having...

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Pride ‘n Purpose Preschool

Pride ‘n Purpose Preschool

Sponsor A Preschool Sponsor a Preschool Pride ‘n Purpose (PnP) is Ulusaba Game Reserve’s charitable arm committed to helping disadvantaged communities living adjacent to the Sabi Sand Reserve. Originally established in 2003 by members of the Ulusaba family, all the...

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