The activities supported by WATER for Africa fall into four major areas, with priority given to projects that address the need for clean drinking water and other projects in Benin.
1) Direct support of community-identified projects to address social and environmental issues that affect health and quality of life in west Africa.
2) Support for individuals from the US to travel to west Africa to be involved in specific projects or to provide project consultation when needed and invited.
3) Support for educational programs that raise awareness of west African history, culture, politics, and current challenges.
4) Support for individuals from west Africa to travel to the US to provide community and academic educational programs and enhance their own learning about ways to improve life in their home country.