Clean Water for Thirsty People

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Clean Water for Thirsty People

Clean Water for Thirsty People

Ecuador’s Earthquake Inflicted Extensive Destruction…
Damage to Homes,
Devastation to Communities.
Working with Refugee Agencies,
Tears2Water Provides Water Filters to Refugee Camps and Orphanages
Clean Water to Villages,
Clean Water throughout the Countryside,
Clean Water to Refugees,
Clean Water to Families and Children.

The Event

At 6:58 pm, on April 16th of 2016, a monstrous earthquake that measured 7.8 on the richter scale devastated the northern costal state of Manabi, Ecuador. Around 660 people died, roughly 28,000 were injured, and countless people were displaced from their homes and lost their livelihoods. Words and pictures are insufficient to convey the magnitude of damage that was done to infrastructure and to homes and businesses. Moreover, the entire population has been deeply traumatized by the immense shaking — people no longer feel in control of their lives. It may take years for Ecuador to fully recover, and clean, safe water is perhaps the most egregious, acute need of the survivors of this disaster.

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A Hands-On Approach is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting safe, clean drinking water to people who desperately need it by installing technologically advanced water filters in orphanages, villages, tent cities, and government-run refugee camps in Manabi and throughout disaster-stricken areas.

The Technology

We use a highly-portable water filter from Sawyer International, developed from dialysis medical technology, that filters down to 0.1 micron. This means that the filter totally removes the bad bugs — such as cholera, e-coli, salmonella, and giardia. As a practical bonus, it’s quite easy to install, operate, and maintain. Most importantly, a single filter can produce water for up to one hundred (100) people a day — potentially providing a million gallons of life-saving water (Hydreion Labs Report).

Sawyer Water Filters Remove

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Where We Have Implemented Filters

Where We Have Implemented Filters

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Your donation to will quench the thirst of victims of the earthquake devastation in Ecuador.

Volunteer Support

Join our team! We are searching for people to help us in these relief efforts. If you want to lend your skills to help us get safe, clean water and disaster relief to stricken people, CONTACT US.

More About Who We Are

More About Us

Published On - 9/13/16