Older Projects

This page lists the projects of RipplAffect prior to year 2020.

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Water for Peru, November 2019

RipplAffect was raising funds for Water Filtration Systems in Peru in collaboration with Spring Valley Academy.

Clean Water for Peru Benefit Concert – Spring Valley Academy in Collaboration with RipplAffect organized a benefit concert on Sunday, Nov. 24th 2019 in the SVA Chapel. The concert featured the talent of Spring Valley Academy students and guest performers songwriter Laura Whidden-Wetterlin and amazing Jeremy Winston Choral. Money for 300+ Water Filtration systems at $25 per piece was raised at the fundraising event, but SVA High school students were not able to hand-deliver these filters to people of Peru because of the pandemic.


Hurricane-affected Bahamas, September 2019

Hurricane Dorian Aftermath in BahamasThank you for helping us raise money for water filters after the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas. Donations for this project are now closed.

RipplAffect raised funds for 100 Water Filtration Systems for the Bahamas in collaboration with Kettering SDA Church and Florida Conference of SDA Church, which also delivered and distributed filters on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama.


Kenya, July 2019

Kenya Hannah RipplAffectThanks for joining us in transforming the lives of thousands of people and children in Kenya! With your generous donations RipplAffect raised money for 410 Water Filtration Systems on another Kenya Mission Trip, this time in collaboration with ElmHurst SDA Church that John Piroski is pastoring.

Please read the Kenya Mission Trip report by Hannah Piroski, one of the RipplAffect volunteers on this Mission Trip.

Thank you for your support!


Yemen, March 2019

Saving Children In Yemen from Cholera with Clean Water

In January 2019 we reached our ultimate goal of $13,000, which made it possible for us to procure and deploy 700 cutting-edge Sawyer Water Filtration Systems in Yemen (plus, the cost of shipping and logistics involved in getting the product thousands of miles away to Yemen!). The deployment and distribution of the filtration systems will amount to tens of millions of litters of clean drinking water over the life of the filtration systems, which will in turn literally save scores of children’s lives from cholera, and improve the health and well-being of their families and communities. Up to 4000 people will benefit from this initative. We are proud that RipplAffect was the first organization to deploy this type of water filtration systems into Yemen; a country which has been ravaged by war and armed violence for many months and which is considered the most devastating complex humanitarian crisis in the world, surpassing even that in Syria.

What a joy to see our dream of saving children come to life!

Sawa Project in Yemen – RipplAffect in collaboration with LDC Charities and our implementing partner, ADRA, providing Water Filtration Systems along with Hygiene kits to people of Yemen

To read more about Yemen cholera crisis CLICK HERE.


Uganda, December 2018

250 water filtration Systems were distributed in the biggest refugee camp in the world, Bidi Bidi with 750,000 refugees, providing clean water to over 2,250 children and families where 86% of refugees are women and children.


Kenya, March 2018

In collaboration with the Spring Valley Academy we distributed 500 water filters to the Maasai people in Kenya, where the elevation is so high that they cannot drill wells providing clean water to approximately 4,350 children and families. Here is the report about this project from the SVA Connections:

SVA Connections Kenya Mission Trip 2018

It is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  To read more about Kenya Water Filter Distribution Project and see some of the photos, please  CLICK HERE.


Puerto Rico, Late 2017

We distributed 100 water filters for about 500 people after hurricane Maria in 2017. Here are some of the photos from this project:


Haiti, Early 2017

We distributed 333 water filters in the worst cholera-affected area after hurricane Matthew providing sustainable clean water to over 2,800 people in our first ever project (in collaboration with ADRA International). See the story behind this project HERE and see the photos from water filter distribution by ADRA in Haiti HERE.