Clean, accessible, affordable water for rural Ecuador


Water EcuadorBy Sarah Henry

Water Ecuador, our current Poverty and Health beneficiary, is working to ensure a clean supply of drinking water at affordable prices to impoverished communities and families throughout Ecuador.

The centerpieces of Water Ecuador’s work are the water centers themselves. The units are self-sustaining and can produce more than 8,000 liters of clean water every day. The water centers provide clean water for about one-fifth the price of water shipped in from a major city, and the water centers are more easily accessible for low-income families. Each water center can provide more than 100 families with clean water for routine tasks every day.

Pathfinders Project, the yearlong humanist service trip, will be working with Water Ecuador in February 2014.

To learn more about Water Ecuador’s work, check out their website or visit their Facebook page.