Watch this amazing Video as Jack Rose of RainCatcher gives a video slide show of one recent success story as we go into a village near Lake Victoria for about an hour, address the water problem and leave. This village now has clean water while they all watch in amazement as the dirty “water to wine” moment happens.
It is so easy for RainCatcher to go into new areas and villages to provide quick and low cost access to clean drinking water. With your continued financial support, we are helping 1 person 1 dollar at a time. Thank you.
Take a “Water Walk” with journalist Jarrod Holbrook in Kenya, East Africa. Not only was the walk over 5 miles, the water that they “were” collecting to drink was from a dirty bacteria laden river. Now that we have visited their village, they are all enjoying clean water. Dennis Haysbert, Clean Water Advocate, is the narrator.
RainCatcher brings safe drinking water to school children all over East Africa. Ollie is a new silicon valley start-up dedicated to inspiring high school kids in America to become socially active. http://ollieme.com
Can see our first collaboration in the photo story below . . .
Clean water demonstration & distribution.
Lake Victoria – Uganda – north shore
we drove as far as we could go, then began walking
to the lake where everyone from the village gets their water
This was during a time when locals were being killed and jailed by military & police – for participating in the ‘Walk-to-Work’ civil disobedience protests. This was our version.
This water is toxic – see woman in background getting water for her family. We showed up to bring a solution.
Christine, our Ollie girl, immediately stepped up to be a leader - being the most educated one – to be the local who brings change.
She is the niece of Dennis – Our RainCatcher Uganda facilitator.
She is 17 – a junior – at 13, to avoid the fate of being married off, her uncle began paying her school fees. She just has 5 more semesters @ $200 each. This will be the Ollie challenge I propose: to get 5 people to each take one semester – more details later.
Another Ollie challenge: This well is located about halfway between village and lake. I’m getting a quote for the cost of refurbishing it. Ollie kids can initiate a campaign to make this happen. This improvement, along with our filter systems, will truly be a game changer for this village
After making Lake Victoria safe to drink, the people challenged us to clean this pond water right in their village
No problem: before
Christine with new found friend
After this day – Christine returned, with filters and knowledge, over a long distance, to her home village via bus – This Ollie girl is now the sole RainCatcher teacher of our clean-water systems for many schools in an entire region. I will be visiting her village upon my return in mid-June to hand deliver her school tuition (to Dennis) and document what she has accomplished in her village.
This Mothers day, lets include in our celebrations the mothers who live in Africa and other regions of the world where clean water is not a commodity and as easy to get as crossing your kitchen and turning on a faucet.
Thank you for all you do!
The staff at RainCatcher
In Costa Rica more than half a million people don’t have access to clean drinking water, according to their government. While Costa Rica is better off than other countries when it comes to clean water, people at RainCatcher believe that’s no reason to neglect the half a million that aren’t as fortunate as the rest. On a recent trip I took several filters. They’re so small I stuffed them right into my pack. This beautiful country is full of wonderful people I met who all want to help educate others on how to use the RainCatcher filter systems. Costa Rica gets plenty of rain but it may surprise you to know that there are some really dry areas like the Nicoya Peninsula. They get a rain season but this dry season caused many people to have to truck in water. One of the major problems is the mineral content in their water. Levels of calcium, magnesium, and salt are so high in areas, that people are suffering health problems. This is where catching and harvesting rain water can help. I met some wonderful Tico’s eager to help who travel the country and are distributing filters to areas in need. I taught them how to use the bucket systems and they’re all amazed how simple it is. That’s one of the greatest thing about RainCatcher it’s so simple and efficient, it just works! To make that point here’s an example “childrens book style”:
See Tony get a bucket of bacteria infested water……
See Tony pour it into the RainCatcher filter system….
See the clean water come out…..
See Tony drink pure, clear water….
See the difference……
It’s simple which is why it works! Tony is now educating others in his village about the filters and raincatching! If 1 dollar can help 1 person get clean water for several years to life; What are you doing with your dollar today? If you gave up a cup of Starbucks that’s 3 people you can help.