More than 70% of the world’s surface is covered in water, yet only 2.5% of that is fresh water. Meanwhile, 60% of the human body is made up of water, which is essential for our body to function properly. Man can go without food for about three weeks, but only three days without water.
How important is clean water for us to survive?
Despite the fact that water is a basic necessity for our survival, the World Health Organization reported that 1 out of 10 Filipinos do not have access to improved water sources and one of the Top 10 leading cuases of death in the country is still acute watery diarrhoea. The United Nations prioritized access to clean water as the 6th of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Waves for Water helps Filipino communities have access to clean water the easy way.
“I met Waves for Water by chance during Typhoon Yolanda when it ravaged through parts of the Philippines. At that time, pain and suffering from the communities affected by the typhoon was imminent. Doing my part, I was looking for ways to help. I was looking for projects that were smart, innovative and effective. Waves for Water came at the perfect them where the water filter systems they provide were viable solutions for the water issues in the Philippines at that time.”Carlo Delantar, Country Director – Waves for Water Philippines
Waves for Water was founded by Jon Rose, a professional surfer who enjoyed doing what he loves best while doing good along the way. Waves for Water is a targeted, special-ops style, non-profit organization where which focuses on correcting the imbalances of water scarcity, in developing communities around the world.
“Through the responses we implemented in Yolanda-stricken areas, about two years after the typhoon, the work became part of me. When a simple solution creates this burning passion to do more, one finds ways to make it happen. So the creation of Waves for Water Philippines started – clean water access for the Filipinos funded by the Filipinos.”Carlo Delantar, On the birth of Waves for Water Philippines
Today, Waves for Water Philippines helps underserved communities through the simple, affordable yet innovative and effective interventions of Waves of Water – through filtration system, rain water harvesting and well restorations.
It also launched Rapid Response initiatives for the Taal Volcano Disaster aiming to raise US$25,000 and currently, the water shortage gap worsened by the Covid 19 pandemic of which they have reached US$19,480 of their US$30,000 target.
Waves for Water Philippines also works with the private sector as part of its regular programs. In 2019, Tumi helped provide clean water for families in Cayabu Rizal under the Brigada Eskwela Program of the Department of Education.
To date, Waves of Water Philippines has created positive impact to over a million Filipinos in over 52 providences. As the organization grows, it continues to help families have access to clean water.
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You can create a Fundraiser page and contact Waves for Water Philippines. https://www.wavesforwater.org/get-involved
Photo credits: WavesforWater and CarloDelantar