What We Do
Agua Viva International dramatically improves health conditions by providing water purification systems to very poor, remote communities of up to 2,000 people where governments and other humanitarian water organizations do not intervene. Typically, water supplies at these locations are tainted with bacteria, parasites and other contaminants. We form partnerships with these villages, equipping community members to install, maintain and operate the water purification systems long term. We provide on-site health and hygiene education and train local residents to continue this teaching.
Agua Viva also focuses on gender empowerment, providing women in the partner communities with micro-business water purification, bottling and distribution opportunities.
Agua Viva is among the few charitable water organizations that encourage volunteers to join us on trips to install systems in our partner communities. There is no better way to learn about the critical need for purified water or to embrace a compassionate world view than spending time with the people we serve.