The Water for Life foundation was set up in 2004 to involve customers of Vitens and Evides Water Company in the international activities of these water companies. Water for Life is only active in countries and areas where Vitens Evides International is working.
The voluntary contributions of customers are used for improving drinking water to the ur-ban poor in developing countries. Donations are used, for example, to purchase pipes, water meters and public standpipes. Water for Life is an autonomous foundation with an independent board.
Water for Life is active in countries and areas where Vitens Evides International (VEI) is working. Staff of the local drinking water company together with people from VEI supervise the Water for Life projects and ensure the donated money is spent correctly and where it is most needed. Because these people already are in the project countries for VEI, Water for Life has no extra costs.