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 on to learn how Bounsee, a businessman from rural Laos, came to be partnered with Abundant Water. 







Abundant Water is developing clay pottery water filters to provide clean water in remote communities. Readily available clean water can change a child's life.


We are always looking for volunteers with a whole range of skills, including writing, fundraising and social media. Contact us to find out how you can be involved.


In just the past few months the number of new and potential projects has increased dramatically. Take a look at some of the great projects we're involved in.
















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 empowering remote Lao communities by training potters in the clay-pot water filter technology.


Abundant Water helps remote communities stop disease and early death due to contaminated water by providing easy access to clean water. By sharing our clay pottery water filter technology, we ensure communities will have ongoing clean water.

A not-for-profit humanitarian development organisation, Abundant Water is sharing the innovation of clay pottery water filters with indigenous potters in Laos and elsewhere. These simple ceramic water filters are made from natural materials using traditional techniques and are able to eliminate waterborne diseases such as dysentery, gastro-enteritis, cholera and typhoid that are endemic in many rural villages.

Our approach transfers knowledge and expertise and develops local capability and ownership, increasing the likelihood of ongoing use of the technology. Abundant Water is training Lao villager potters in our water filter technology and micro-financed business approaches.

We are developing a model for the propagation of low-cost programs enabling anyone in need, anywhere in the world, to access clay pottery water filter technology to avail themselves of clean drinking water.

With your support Abundant Water can offer a solution for Lao villagers to break the cycle of disease, illness and poverty caused by water-borne diseases.


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

Abundant Water’s First Independent Filter Installation Inspection
Wednesday 11/03/15

We’ve brought you many accounts of Abundant Water field trips, via our newsletter and website, but here’s one that is particularly close to our hearts.… Read more