More than 660 million people around the world do not have access to clean water, and over 6 million die each year from water-borne diseases. In February 2016, we launched a campaign to Get One Million People Access to Clean Water by WWD. Now it’s time to finish the job. Help us reach one million by March 22, 2018.
“We are like water, aren’t we? We can be fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too.” And something else, I think to myself. Like water, we mostly follow the path of least resistance.” – Wally Lamb, We Are Water
Our hearts go out to everyone in the world affected by the aftermath of Hurricanes, Landslides, and Flooding which has left millions of people around the world homeless and without clean water.
We can’t fight every battle or answer the needs of so many, but we can choose to go where we can have an impact. It’s more than money, it is the people on the ground, the foot soldiers willing to get their feet wet to be of service. Your donations to The Waterbearers will help our partners get clean water to those in most immediate need right now in Nepal and the Carribean islands.
$50 Filter = 1 Million Gallons of Clean Water
The Sawyer filters are certified for ABSOLUTE microns making it impossible for harmful bacteria, protozoa, or cysts like E. coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerae and Salmonella typhi (which causes Cholera and Typhoid) to pass through. No pumping, no chemicals, no waiting, no worries! Incredible fast-flow rate, simple to use. and each filter can be backwashed to extend its life.
Each filter provides clean water to 100 people a day and can produce up to one million gallons. That’s water for 5-10 years if cared for properly. Just $50 provides the distribution of one .1 Micron Absolute Filter, Bucket Adapter, Bucket Hole Cutter, Filter Cleaner, Adapter Hose and Filter Hanger.
Distribution and Sustainability
Our partner Waves For Water identifies areas of the highest and most immediate needs and are currently active in 40 countries. They send in a distribution team to provide usage and sustainability training to ensure communities adopt a sharing mentality around water, and are ready to take ownership of their own success! A filter is just the beginning. With proper usage, the filter becomes a clean water ally for years to come.
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The Waterbearers is a movement started by two women, Spryte Loriano and Jane Brinton, who both share a passion for seeing everyone on the planet having access to clean water. It was birthed one evening during a conversation, when they both said “The Waterbearers” simultaneously, as if they had instantly been made stewards of women and water. Coincidently, the very next night, Spryte was nearing the end of a good read The Serpent of Light: The Rise of the Feminine: 2012 and Beyond and discovered that the Waitaha people of New Zealand, a Matriarchal culture dating back over 4000 years, were known as the original “Water Bearers.” The phrase jumped out at her as an omen, and there began a journey that would weave together the old, the new, and the magic of intentional service into this movement – #For the love of water!
Spryte Loriano has been engaged in clean water programs around the world since 2008. She helped raise funds for 22 Rain Catcher units serving 5500 people in Kenya. She also helped provide thousands of water-filtration systems providing clean water for more than 30,000 people in 5 countries (Japan, Guatemala, Kenya, Liberia and Ecuador), and has personally provided sustainability training for hundreds of individuals in each of these countries.