Hands4Others (H4O), an organization founded by high school and college students, partners with Water Missions International to bring clean water to break the cycle of extreme poverty in villages around the world. In only two years, chapters have been founded by youth across the USA to raise money and help accomplish the goal of 500 villages by 2015.
Lakey Peterson, an 18-year-old local surf pro, lead a Surf4Water campaign in July 2012 to raise funds for six water filtration systems for the island of Rote in Indonesia. The success of Surf4Water quickly expanded the goal into a campaign to fund 15 systems that will be implemented by Water Missions International over a three-year period. H4O is actively encouraging more students to participate and help.