On April 16, 2016 the Ecuadorian coastline was struck with a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

WE WANT TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED. The Waterbearers volunteers through our partners Pacari Chocolate and Waves For Water continue to reach communities affected by the earthquake with clean water solutions.

The Waterbearers were on the scene 2-days after the quake with the first 50 filters, and joined the Pacari Chocolate team of volunteers and staffers, who were ready to distribute these filters once we demonstrated the assembly and cleaning process necessary to maintain the estimated 10-year life span of each filter.

What Can We Do As Waterbearers?

The Waterbearers focus was on bringing more filters into the country, and out to those communities that desperately need clean drinking water. We continue to expand our distribution of volunteers by working with NGOs and training their volunteers. These filters offer a sustainable solution!

The Need is Far Greater Than Anyone Can Imagine

Donations for the water filters go directly to our partner Waves For Water (501.c3), who purchase the much needed clean water systems and provide couriers and training. When you donate here, we can have filters on the ground within hours! They are experienced emergency experts who respond to disasters all over the world, like the Nepal earthquake and cyclones in the South Pacific.

Updates

The Waterbearers in Ecuador continue to meet with local organizations like Comité Cristiano de Emergencia, to demonstrate and distribute more filters. Four refugee camps holding 1000-1500 people each will receive filters in Muisne, Chamanga, Pedernales and Portoviejo, some of the heaviest areas affected by the quake.

29,000 people are homeless and 22,000 are living in makeshift tents. The Ecuadorian coastline is a popular with surfers and for many Americans retiring overseas, living their dream. These homes were impacted too. Once such town is Canoa, where many expats lived and worked, even now they are helping to organize relief efforts.

The Waterbearers in Ecuador continue to meet with local organizations like Comité Cristiano de Emergencia, to demonstrate and distribute more filters. Four refugee camps holding 1000-1500 people each will receive filters in Muisne, Chamanga, Pedernales and Portoviejo, some of the heaviest areas affected by the quake.

Please support our team to get more filters that can save lives. Again we are a 100% volunteer group, so all donations go towards filters and distribution.

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