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Water for South Sudan is an accredited charity and meets all standards for the Better Business Bureau. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. The standards seek to encourage fair and honest solicitation practices, to promote ethical conduct by charitable organizations and to advance support of philanthropy.
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Water for South Sudan has been chosen by AGI to be included in their Gifts Inspiring Change Catalog seven times total and for six consecutive years. To date, WFSS has received close to $300,000 in donations through AGI.