Wine To Water Projects
Besides air, water is the most basic need each and every one of us has to survive. Unfortunately, more than 663 million people lack access to clean water today and 2.4 billion lack access to improved sanitation. Often these problems go hand-in-hand.
Since its inception, Wine To Water has been dedicated to providing clean water in sustainable and repeatable ways to as many people as possible. And, although we are realistic that we, by ourselves, cannot resolve the water crisis quickly, we know we can serve a person, a family, or a community every day.
In fact, by the generosity of our supporters, this dedication to serve has resulted in over 400,000 people in 24 countries receiving clean water. To us, this is the overlapping and compounding ripple effect from drop in the bucket efforts that happen every day all over the world by those who care enough to take a step for the sake of others.
As a result of this movement, over the years we have seen relationships built between people who would have otherwise not spoken to each other. We have seen lives saved and communities changed. We have seen neighbors come together in response to crisis and each other’s needs. We have seen children able to go to school who were once too sick to do so. We have seen people able to make investments in agriculture and work where they once had to buy water or expensive medicines. The scenarios go on and on. The bottom line, water is life.
Currently, Wine To Water has projects going on in the following countries. Your support and participation is critical and much appreciated as we spread the love and reach many on your behalf!
Cambodia is one of our longest running projects. Over the years, we have focused on wells and latrines throughout the country. Hundreds have been built and the work continues. Wine To Water also provides filtration to ensure families have safe water to drink. Reduced sickness, especially amongst children, improved agriculture, and improved living conditions for communities has been the direct result of these efforts. Come to Cambodia on a volunteer trip with us and see the amazing impact or these initiatives!
In 2015, Wine To Water is installing and repairing wells for improved water access along the Mosquito Coast. This is a very rural region of Honduras in significant need of water access. This water will support schools, communities, and orphanages in the region. Come to this beautiful region of Honduras on a volunteer trip with us and be a part of this story!
Although much of the Amazon jungle is consumed by the Amazon River, clean water is scarce. Children often do not make it to adulthood as they battle water-borne illnesses on a regular basis. In an effort to reduce this trend, wells, well repair, and rainwater catchment systems are the focus of our efforts in this amazing and unique area of the world. Come see the Amazon and work with us in the jungle. Be prepared to do the dirty work for the sake of others!
Despite having many beautiful beaches and resorts, the Dominican Republic is also home to many who do not have access to clean water. This has led to very high rates of water-borne illnesses. Although we support water access projects in the DR, water filtration is our focus. We work toward this through our ceramic water factory on the island. We invite you to the Dominican Republic to make these unique filters and distribute them to those in need.
Our projects in East Africa, primarily in Uganda, is another of our longest running projects. At this site, we focus on a bit of everything. Due to the varying needs of the communities, projects in this area my be new wells, hand-pump repair, sanitation initiatives, rainwater harvesting, filtration, or a combination of several of these. Training and education of local water committees has been a key to success in this area, as well. If you are interested in being a part of an amazing movement in Africa, come to Uganda with us and serve in an amazing way! Our teams in Africa have done select projects in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ethiopia as well.
Our newest project, Nepal, began as a result of the massive earthquakes that rocked the country and killed more than 8,000 people in April of 2015. As a result, Wine To Water began relief efforts as much of the water and sanitation infrastructure was completely destroyed. Millions have been left without access to clean water and have turned to drinking straight from the streets and fields. Water filtration and clean water capturing (rainwater) are a desperate need as people try to cope with the rebuilding of their lives. Please join us on a trip to Nepal or support this great country in recovery with your generous donation.
Although the U.S. does not have the same large-scale water crisis problems much of the developing world has, there is a crisis none-the-less. We, the people of the United States, cannot ignore the significant water issues of our own country. Wine To Water has kicked off our first domestic water project in 2015 by focusing on water shed cleanup, restoration, and conservation education in our own backyard, the Appalachian Mountains. We feel the responsibility to ensure our kids and grandkids have access to the same water resources we so often take for granted today.