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Giving Tuesday is Dec 3 "Gracias Agua" for The Waterbearers

Giving Tuesday is December 3, and “Gracias Agua” is a local team fundraiser for The Waterbearers to bring filter systems to communities surrounding Cuenca that do not have access to clean water. Together with the Universidad del Azuay and the Prefectura we’re working to identify communities and families in need. 33% of the Ecuadorian population live in rural and remote areas and rely on surface water (rivers and streams) as their daily water source.

The Waterbearers provide the water filters and training for these communities from monied raised. We rely 100% on public donations.
We use Sawyer PointOne filters that 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. Removal rate 99.99999%. It does not take out chemicals, only natural bacteria. Each filter can provide clean water for 100 people a day and produce up to one million gallons. That’s water for 5-10 years if the filter is properly cared for.

The Waterbearers is a US-registered 501c3 foundation. Founded in Cuenca in 2016, the organization has helped to fund clean water initiatives in 26 countries through public donations, strategic partners and in-country community leaders.

Please support or join our local team “Gracias Agua”

If you’d prefer to donate cash in Cuenca, the Gracias Agua team members Jane Brinton, Ashley Rogers and Barbara Snow can accept donations. Be aware of anyone else saying they are collecting cash donations on our behalf.

Thank you, gracias, and Gracias Agua.


Jane Brinton:  097 998 2286