Bounsee's Story: Our Social Business Program

You know those rare people that just exude energy? When they enter the room, you can feel it. They are offbeat characters and thinkers. Kind of like the special uncle that everybody has.  That’s Bounsee, one of our Abundant Water vendors. And now that he has partnered with Abundant Water, he also has that new energy that fresh opportunities, fresh water or fresh anything brings. 

Bounsee's story is a good example of how our social business vendor program works. Read more here...







Abundant Water’s clay pottery water filters provide clean water in remote communities. Clean water will change a child's life.


We are always looking for volunteers with a wide range of skills, including writing, fundraising and social media. Contact us to get involved.


In just the past few months our number of projects has increased dramatically. Take a look.
















BREAKING NEWS: Abundant Water nominated for UN Award

Lao children reaping the benefits of AW filters

After more than seven years of developing ideas, models and approaches, Abundant Water has been rewarded with a nomination for United Nations Water for Life Best Practice Award.  The nomination arose from our work with Water Empowerment in Zambia.  In this project we provided remote mentoring, via the internet, to local potters to produce water filters themselves. This nomination shows the size of our potential and takes us a step closer to realising our ambition of enabling anyone, anywhere to develop their own water filter system. For more, see the full story here.



Abundant Water is providing clean water and empowering remote Lao communities by training potters in the clay-pot water filter technology.


Abundant Water is a not-for-profit humanitarian development organisation that trains Lao villagers and potters in our water filter technology and micro-financed business approaches.

Our simple ceramic water filters help remote communities stop disease and early death by eliminating waterborne diseases such as dysentery, gastro-enteritis, cholera and typhoid that are endemic.

They are made from natural materials using traditional techniques. 

Our approach transfers knowledge to develop local capability and ownership, and to increase ongoing use of the technology.

We empower women and children because our filters eliminate or reduce the need for collecting wood to boil water, which is a task that falls at their feet.   

We are developing a model to enable anyone in need, anywhere in the world, to access clay pottery water filter technology and clean drinking water.

With your support Abundant Water can break the cycle of disease, illness and poverty caused by water-borne disease!


The Abundant Water Lao New Year fundraiser
Monday 11/05/15

The salary of one potter for an entire six-month period was raised from our Lao New Year fundraiser on Friday the 10th of April. Read more

Creating the Abundant Water marketing poster
Monday 04/05/15

It might sound strange, but with good design, and in the right context, marketing material can be extremely compelling. Read more

The Baci
Sunday 05/04/15

Lao New Year is fast approaching, bringing a wonderful display of energy and colour to Laos. One of the central elements is water, often thick with the… Read more

Bounsee’s story
Saturday 04/04/15

You know those rare people that just exude energy? When they enter the room, you can feel it. They are offbeat characters and thinkers. Kind of like the… Read more