Our mission is simple. We develop tools that empower the poor to lift themselves out of povery.
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Founder Andy Pierce volunteered on a short term humanitarian trip which led to the long term establishment of Project41. What originated as a single pump for an orphanage in Haiti has grown into a global effort, addressing the need for clean water and food security around the world.
The progress we have made here at Project41 could never have happened through just one man. Our partnership’s have come in many forms, some of our oldest being cross cultural connections.
Project41 seeks to create income opportunities, improve food security, and provide access to clean water for poor rural households, health centers, and schools in the developing world.
We partner with local non-profits who sell our systems at an affordable price, allowing owners to create profitable social enterprises. The pumps and filters are constructed in-country, creating jobs for the local community, leading to long-term financial sustainability.
Assist International, who have championed us from the very start, and continues to be a major partner in implementing solutions around the world.About Assist International
Our most recent connection, the Walla Walla State Penitentiary prison inmates, whose compassion for the world's most vulnerable has led to a partnership that we never would have imagined.More about these men
Each of our partners have been a catalyst for Project41, allowing us to develop, to implement, and to ultimately bring change to communities of people across the globe.
Though Project41 was established through the innovation and inspiration of Andy Pierce, it continues because of partnerships, because of businesses, families, and individuals that have been so generous with their time and their finances, enabling us to impact the lives of some of the poorest in our world.
Isaiah 41: 17 - 18
"The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the Lord, will answer them Myself, as the God of Israel I will not forsake them. “I will open rivers on the bare heights and springs in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water and the dry land fountains of water."