Listed below you will find some of the projects where RipplAffect is currently making a difference
(or has made a difference in the past):
Thank you for your continued support! Please consider one time or monthly giving through our donation form:
Haiti, August 2022
To celebrate World Water Week we partnered with NAPS (National Organization for the Prevention of Starvation) who is our distributing partner in Haiti. They have distributed 300 filtration systems during that week despite very serious and dangerous current conditions in the country. They will distribute an additional 100 filtration systems as soon as it is safe.
Peru, July 2022
In collaboration with Kettering College 200 filters were delivered to Peru by medical students on their Mission Trip. Our distributing partner People of Peru Project non-profit in Iquitos is distributing the filters to families in need.
The Philippines, February – November 2022
Distribution of 1550 Water filtration Systems in The Philippines. Clean drinking water is essential to life! Made up of 60 percent water, the human body is aided by water in performing critical everyday functions. However, more than 3 million people in the Philippines rely on unsafe and unsustainable water sources and 7 million lack access to improved sanitation (water.org). Access to safe drinking water and sanitation are internationally recognized human rights because of their high importance of sustaining every person’s life.
RipplAffect is very grateful for partnering with Project Propel who is our distributing partner in the Philippines and is distributing Sawyer household water filtration systems. With the help of local leaders, Project Propel distributes these life-saving filters to families with limited or no access to clean drinking water, prioritizing pregnant and lactating mothers, senior citizens, and persons with disability, and also to indigenous groups living in remote villages. This initiative includes training on proper use and cleaning of the Sawyer system and health and hygiene education to inform communities on best practices for food and waterborne disease prevention.
RipplAffect also supported the construction of two EcoToilet WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Stations in two communities!
We want to thank all donors who have supported this initiative!
Together we can do more!
Kenya, March 2022
In collaboration with the Spring Valley Academy we again distributed 500 water filtration systems to the Maasai people in Kenya, where the elevation is so high that they cannot drill wells. Just in this one distribution we were able to provide clean water to over 5100 people. Our team was able to collect distribution data and you can see all the beneficiaries that received water filtration systems on the Distribution Map (Click HERE).
See some photos from this project below and many more photos and full progression of the project HERE!
Peru Distribution, December 2021
Clean Water for Peru Benefit Concert – Spring Valley Academy in Collaboration with RipplAffect organized a benefit concert on Sunday, Nov. 24th 2019 in order to raise funds for water filtration systems to be delivered to Peru in March 2020, Unfortunately SVA Mission trip was cancelled due to pandemic. Filters were delivered to Peru in 2021 and we are happy that 200 filters were distributed in December 2021.
Kenya Benefit Concert, November 2021
The Benefit Concert featured Spring Valley Academy students, guest performers, The Jeremy Winston Chorale International and a special keynote speaker Claudine Zukowski – Director of Procter&Gamble Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program.
The Goal was to raise funds for 375 Water Filtration Systems for SVA Mission Trip to Kenya. Along with 125 filters already on hand, the total of 500 water filtration systems is currently being distributed in Kenya (March 2022). Click here if you would like to watch the RipplAffect Benefit Concert recorded on Nov 7 in the Spring Valley Academy.
Philippines, October 2021
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).
The distribution of 2000 Sawyer water filtration systems and 2 EcoToilet WASH stations to indigenous communities in the Philippines started in March 2022. This will provide safe drinking water for up to 15,000 people for over 10 years along with education regarding sanitary hygienic practices.
Haiti, September 2021
In August 2021 tropical Storm Grace moved across the southern coast of Hispaniola, the island comprising Haiti and the Dominican Republic, just days after the earthquake. 400 filters were deployed after hurricane Grace, which will be distributed soon following the rebuilding of basic infrastructure to enable transport and logistics action.
Guatemala, April 2021
Guatemala was badly hit by both Eta and Iota hurricanes in November 2020, leaving behind thousands of victims homeless and with nothing to eat or drink. RipplAffect in partnership with LaGrange Brookfield and several other Chicago SDA Churches provided, shipped and distributed 1,000 filters to Guatemala, benefiting thousands of people impacted by hurricanes Eta and Iota. To watch the TV clip featuring this distribution click here and here.
Samburu region in Kenya, February 2021
RipplAffect has received an exponential increase in funding for a transformative initiative in the Samburu region of Kenya. Sawyer Foundation has decided to match RipplAffect’s successful fundraising campaign of $50,000 with a grant in the same amount, making the total in excess of $100,000! These funds went toward the spring distribution of 2000+ filters in the Samburu region of Kenya, which are providing safe drinking water for 12,250 people, of that 7,327 kids. This will eventually amount to over 2 billion gallons of safe clean water over ten years. For a moving report of this initiative click here, to see a video clip from a national TV coverage click here and to see greetings from girls click here.
Louisiana, USA, September 2020
The hurricane Laura left behind terrible devastation in the state of Louisiana where countless families had been left without safe clean drinking water. RipplAffect raised funds for Water Filtration Systems for many affected households in Louisiana, this time in collaboration with Kettering SDA church and Louisiana Conference of SDA’s Community Services, who also delivered and distributed the filters in the area of Lake Charles. Here are a few photos from this project: