Philippines Project – Raising $50,000 for people in need of clean water
We have been encouraged and motivated by the success of our project in Kenya, where we invested $100,000 ($50,000 of which was a match by Sawyer Foundation). This effort, with the local support of the Samburu Girls Foundation has delivered 2000 water filtration systems to communities in need in the Samburu region of Kenya (click for video). In addition, even with the unprecedented circumstances of a global pandemic, we were able to provide 1000 water filtration systems in Guatemala, 200 in Peru and just recently 400 to earthquake-affected communities in Haiti. None of this would have been possible without you, our supporters and donors.
We are happy to announce a new collaborative partner in Asia, Project Propel, for our latest large-scale effort, which will provide clean drinking water to rural poor and indigenous communities in the Philippines.
Project Propel, together with builders from each community is constructing EcoToilets, an all-in-one WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) station that includes a sustainable Clivus Multrum composting toilet, a rain-water collection system, hand-washing station, safe drinking water filter, and solar lighting. This system provides a safe, effective and environmentally sustainable way to decrease the prevalence of food and water-borne diseases (FWBDs).
Our plan is to deliver 2000 Sawyer water filtration systems and sponsor 2 EcoToilet WASH stations to indigenous communities in the Philippines. This will provide safe drinking water for up to 15,000 people for over 10 years along with education regarding sanitary hygienic practices.
Therefore, our goal is to raise $50,000 by November 30. We have $10,000 pledged so far and feel confident that with your help, our target will be reached.
We will continue to use Sawyer International as the supplier for the water filtration systems. With funds raised, Project Propel will be able to distribute and provide training on the use of the water filtration systems, conduct health & hygiene seminars in the local dialect, and construct the 2 EcoToilet WASH stations.
EcoToilet WASH station
- Rain-water collection system
- Hand-washing station
- Safe drinking water filter
- Solar lighting to ensure safety of its users
We are looking for donations in the following amounts to reach our goal:
- $10,000 x 1 donor
- $5000 x 2 donors
- $2500 x 4 donors
- $1000 x 10 donors
We are praying for God to touch the hearts of our supporters to give as they are inspired. If you are unable to give at these levels, we will be grateful for any size gift and welcome you to be part of this life changing effort.
Please help by donating today as one-time or a recurring monthly donation to support the new project in the Philippines and other projects around the world. Your contribution will make an impact, no matter how much you donate!
UPDATE: The goal was to raise $50,000, but thanks to the generous donors we have raised over $65,000! Already, 1,500 out of the 2,000 water filters have been shipped to the Philippines where our local partner, Project Propel, started distribution in March 2022.If you would like to donate specifically for this project, click on the button below.
All Photos by Project Propel
“Donating money to charity doesn’t often solve poverty. It typically can only help in the short term. What I like about RipplAffect is that they are solving long term health issues that can lead families OUT of poverty. This is my favorite kind of charity to support, and I have added it to my annual giving plans.”
Steve Divnick, the Inventor of the Spiral Wishing Well coin funnels that have raised over $1 billion for charities around the world.
RipplAffect is an all-volunteer 501(3)(c) nonprofit humanitarian organization. Your tax-exempt donations will always be applied 100% to life saving water filter distribution projects. Since May 2021 you are able to see all the water filter distributions that happened since January 2021 on our Sponsorship Map.
Thank you for your continued support!