We work with communities as partners to identify challenges and define solutions. We maintain a holistic approach to ensure our impact in one area is not limited by a barrier elsewhere. For example, many of our wells are built in close proximity to schools, so students have clean water to drink and are not kept out of school for unnecessary illnesses. We require equal leadership from men and women in all project committees. In all that we do, we focus on sustainability to ensure our efforts are lasting and in the best interest of the community.


  • Community engagement
  • Certification of the land usage for The Sonder Project’s purpose
  • Community contributions of available local materials and manual labor
  • Equal and active participation of both male and female community members
  • Community leadership made up of an equal number of male and female leaders