FRIENDLY WATER FOR THE WORLD wrote -
If ever there was a good fight, it would be to help communities to stand up and say, “No more suffering from dirty water”. Working with Friendly Water for the World and biosand water filter technology, we've become passionate about doing just that. On Wayne and Noah's recent trip to India to teach biosand workshops, SwamiGi at the ashram in Reshikesh, dubbed 12 year old Noah a “world water warrior”, and the name stuck.
We would like to embark on at least 2-3 trips per year to places where communities are ready adopt biosand filters and other appropriate technologies in a way that empowers groups to start micro-enterprises or community coops.
Our Crowdrise funds will go to pay for the cost of doing the biosand trainings and our travel expenses. Our current trip is to Uganda and Burundi, Africa this June, July and into Augus. Our fundraising goal is to raise $12,000 for these projects.
In Burundi, our goal is to teach a biosand workshop where friends want to set up a youth training facility where they grew up. It will be a place where youth can gain valuable skills in sustainable fields like rainwater catchment, building solar panels, bicycle making, and permaculture. It will start with the critical component of learning how to make clean water.
This is your chance to help people gain real skills that will affect their lives and uplift communities far into the future (a biosand filter can last for 30 years or more with very little maintenance before the sand even needs to be replaced!) follow our adventures on facebook and we'll also keep you up to date on the amazing results from the growing number of Friendly Water projects
Thanks in advance for helping us fulfill our dream to travel the world as World Water Warriors, empowering communities with affordable clean water technologies.
Robin, Wayne & Noah