Water Filters for the Dominican Republic

Water Filters for the Dominican Republic

About This Campaign

One can live without food, 
but not without water

Recently I was sailing on one of Carnival Cruise’s new brand called Fathom Travel which offers cruises to the Dominican Republic focused on social impact travel, so called voluntourism. On the ship you can attend workshops which prepare you for your "impact work", when on land you can volunteer at IMPACT TRAVEL ACTIVITIES. One of my impact travel activities was making WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS and delivering them to needy families in small villages. 

The IMPACT ACTIVITY team I was in made 27 Water Filters in 1 day. 

Today over 663 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water. In the Dominican Republic, over 3 million residents have no access to piped water at all. In the Dominion Republic lots of households only have access to water 3 days a week, but this water is not even save for drinking.

Waterborne illness is a leading contributor to infectious disease. 
Access to safe drinking water is a priority need in under serviced communities.

To produce the water filters you need:
Clay
Saw Dust
Liquid Silver
Water
All the ingredients, except for the liquid silver, are sourced locally to keep things cheap, create additional jobs and support the local economy.

Every $ counts, please give a little and support my campaign.  

1 Water filter manufactured by Wine to Water costs US $50 and will provide a family of 5-10 people up to ten years of clean drinking water. That is over one million litres of pure drinking water.

ALL proceeds from my campaign will go to the Dominican Republic only. 

Wine To Water

Campaign to Support Wine To Water

We're a small team based in Boone, NC, who believes ordinary people, in community, can make an extraordinary difference in the world.  This movement began in 2004 when our founder, Doc Hendley, while bartending in Raleigh, NC, learned about the world’s water crisis.  Once captured by the cause, Doc felt the need to do something about it.  So, he did. He did what he knew best…pour some wine, beer, and spirits, play some music, and have a great time with friends. When it was all said and done, a few thousand dollars was raised due to the generosity of the community.  With some money in hand, Doc soon found himself in Darfur, in the midst of a war, working to provide clean water to those who were in desperate need in desperate times.  Thus, Wine To Water was born.    

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