This past week, 1,610 Sawyer filters were delivered to families in Honduras! Compassion International raised the funds to bless 1,610 families living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras with clean water through the provision of Sawyer filters.
Sawyer’s team in Honduras did an excellent job coordinating the distribution and educating the families on how to assemble and maintain the filters.
Here are a few behind the scenes photos of the filter distribution taking place.
We are so fortunate to have had this video created which gives a behind the scenes look at a filter distribution in Kenya. This video introduces Sawyer’s distributor in Kenya, Rose Wambua, and demonstrates what a distribution of filters to Compassion International sponsored families looks like.
Each distribution takes a lot of effort and planning. Sawyer’s international distributors arrange all of the transportation, assemble the filters to the buckets, provide clean water and filter training to the recipients, and psychically deliver all of the buckets and filters to the families.
Enjoy this behind the scenes video!
Two weekends ago a man was turkey hunting and was bitten by a deadly rattlesnake. Fortunately the hunter was carrying Sawyer’s Extractor Pump Kit with him. He used the Extractor to remove the venom and his doctor said that this saved his life.
Check out the article and video for the full story.
This past week, 318 more filters were delivered to Compassion International sponsored families in Guatemala. Each family received training on how to assemble and maintain the filters and learned the importance of clean water.
Here are photos from the distribution this past week.
Photos of Sawyer filters installed in remote villages in Nicaragua. We are so thankful for our partners who are providing clean water to those who need it most!
Some of our favorite photos this week came from Food for the Hungry. Enjoy several of their photos of the work they’re doing to provide clean water in Pakistan.
Enjoy your weekend!
This past Friday was World Water Day. This day has been celebrated since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as World Water Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on water issues and to improve the management of water resources.
On Friday, CNN aired an interview with one of our non-profit partners, Wine to Water. Doc Hendley, the founder of Wine to Water and a top CNN hero of 2009, tells his story from being a bartender to now providing clean water to over 150,000 people in 15 countries.
Thank you CNN Heroes for recognizing the incredible importance of clean water as well as Doc Hendley and the Wine to Water team for your passion and efforts to provide clean water to those who need it most around the world.
We are excited to introduce a new product, the SP115 Sawyer Fast Fill Hydration Pack Adapters!
This new adapter accessory allows you to fill your hydration pack directly from your Sawyer Squeeze filter without removing it from your backpack.
Our new video demonstrates the SP115 in action, check it out!
If you would like to purchase the SP115, click here.
Enjoy your week!
In previous blog posts, we have given updates about filters being delivered to Compassion International sponsored families. Sawyer is currently working on a Compassion International order in El Salvador.
This is our first order in that country and we are so excited to be working with new distributors who are facilitating the order as well as to be able to provide life-giving Sawyer filters to 1,000 new families in El Salvador!
A couple weeks ago the filters arrived. Here is a photo of the filters in storage.
Buckets are purchased and ready to be assembled with the filters.
El Salvador team working on assembling the filters.
More updates will be coming as our team is in the process of delivering these filters to Compassion families!
Here are some of our favorite photos from the week, enjoy!
Testing the Sawyer Squeeze Filter in Nepal.
Filter deliveries to over 2,500 Compassion International sponsored families in Uganda are now completed!
This church in Uganda now has access to clean water thanks to Generation with a Mission.
E3Empower created a village water center in Brazil using this Sawyer filter installation.