Provide clean drinking water, reduce waste, Mexico

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust
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Summary

Tourists are warned not to drink tap water in Mexico but what do locals drink? In Mexico 94% of surface water is contaminated but not everybody can afford to buy purified water.
$2,793
total raised
55
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

The bottled water industry in Mexico is one of the largest in the world causing huge environmental concern as to the amount of waste plastic being produced. Along with discarded plastic bottles, the beaches of Mahahual, Mexico are littered with rubbish that has been washed up from all over the world.

Solution

We work with the people of Mahahual to obtain drinking water without purchasing plastic bottles. Inviting families to collect rubbish from beaches, those who collect the most are presented with a water filter to use in the their homes.

Long-Term Impact

Each water filter system has the capability to clean 150,000 liters of water. By donating just a small amount this project will be able to provide enough families with a water filter to make a real difference to the amount of waste in the area.

Resources

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Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.gvi.org
Project Leader:
Ross Deans
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

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