Ecuador is a country straddling the equator in South America with a diverse landscape of snow capped volcanoes, waterfalls, Amazon jungle, cloud forests, Andean high sierra, and the incredible Galápagos Islands. A large indigenous population of Quechue peoples are welcome recipients of Agua Viva’s water purification systems.


With a population of about 9 million, the clear majority of wealth in Honduras is concentrated in the urban centers. This wonderful country is rich in natural resources like minerals, coffee, tropical fruit, and sugar cane.


The 56 million people of Tanzania are steeped in German and British influence, and they have been influenced by many other ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Tanzania is mountainous and densely forested in the north-east, where Mount Kilimanjaro is located.


Guatemala is a beautiful country with rainforest, mountainous volcanoes, and thousands of species of wildlife.

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Water Scarcity

Much of the world does not have access to clean drinking water. In fact, consider the following:

  • In the developing world, 24,000 children under the age of five die every day from preventable causes like diarrhea… contracted from unclean water.
  • In just one day, more than 200 million hours of women’s time is consumed for the most basic of human needs… collecting water for domestic use.
  • 3.3 Million people die from water related illnesses each year.
  • 5 to 20 Million people die from hunger and starvation each year, largely due to lack of clean drinking water.


Our Mission

Our mission is to enable and inspire the people of developing countries by partnering with their communities to implement water purification and distribution systems.

While focusing on our mission, Agua Viva International intends to train and equip our partnering communities to install, maintain, and operate water purification systems. Typically, partnering communities have a strong supply of water but it is highly contaminated. Water supplies are almost always contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and suspended contamination.

Meet Mario Mejia

Mario is one of Agua Viva’s best friends. Not only is Mario Agua Viva’s Guatemala in-country coordinator, he is a valued team member who has also assisted in water projects in Cuba, Ecuador and Honduras. Mario is an ordained pastor, a dynamic preacher and gifted interpreter.

Where we serve

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