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
By sharing our clay pot water filter technology with local potters, we ensure villages will have clean water long after we are gone.
|Abundant Water’s clay pottery water filters provide clean water in remote communities. Clean water will change a child's life.|
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UPDATE: 2014 "Start Some Good" Crowd Funding Campaign
In the Abundant Water Start Some Good campaign in October 2014 we asked you for help. Our friend and partner Khampang, from a small village in Phongsali - the northern most province of Laos - wanted Abundant Water (AW) clay pottery water filters so people around his village could have access to clean drinking water.
We had delivered and installed 30 filters in April 2013 in Khampang’s village. Shortly after, we heard from the village that their filters were being embraced enthusiastically and we could see they were having a tangible effect on peoples’ daily lives. “The children used to go to the hospital with diarrheal illness, now they don’t have to go anymore”, Khampang told us.
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.
We've created a simple, innovative clay-pottery water filter that we install in rural Lao.
Our water filters help remote communities stop disease and early death by eliminating endemic waterborne diseases such as dysentery, gastro-enteritis, cholera and typhoid.
We train Lao villagers and potters so that they can produce their own filters and establish micro-businesses to develop local capability and ensure ongoing use of the technology.
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.
We use natural materials and traditional techniques.
We empower women and children because collecting wood to boil and purify water usually falls at their feet.
With your support Abundant Water can break the cycle of disease, illness and poverty caused by water-borne disease!
Abundant Water in Laos
Lao has an abundance of water - however, a large proportion of the population live in remote villages without access to a reliable supply of clean drinking water. This inadequate supply of drinking water, along with poor sanitation, sewerage and hygiene causes a high incidence of gastro-intestinal diseases, such as diarrhoea, dysentery, typhoid and cholera. The World Bank estimates that each year in Laos there are 3 million cases of disease and 6,000 premature deaths directly linked to unclean water and poor sanitation.More Detail
Expanding across borders
Our aim is to provide clean water to as many people as possible through the provision of water filters. The special thing about our filters is that they can be made from local materials and be easily adapted to local contexts all around the world.More Detail
In the Abundant Water Start Some Good campaign in October 2014 we asked you for help. Our friend and partner Khampang, from a small village in Phongsali… Read more
Abundant Water has recently been awarded a $50,000 Direct Aid Program (DAP) grant, administered by the Australian Embassy in Vientiane. Such grants support… Read more