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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.

Tanzania, Africa

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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AGUA VIVA and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our Mission Continues for “Such a time as this!

Agua Viva’s mission is to enable and inspire the disadvantaged people of developing countries by partnering with their communities to implement water purification and distribution (bottling) systems and by providing health and hygiene education and by promoting gender empowerment.

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 disadvantaged people of developing countries. We do this by partnering with their communities to implement water purification and distribution (bottling) systems, providing health and hygiene education, and by promoting gender empowerment.

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 Mbaja Wagome

Agua Viva has been very successful in Tanzania and Kenya in large part because of our outstanding In Country Coordinator Mbaja Wagome. Against all odds, our friend Mbaja, has transalated all of our Health & Hygiene curriculum into Swahili, managed the construction of our new sand filtration system in Mwanza, AND, he has orchestrated the Tax Exempt Receipt of three installation shipments to the African Seaport in Dar es Salaam. Mbaja is a wonderful friend of Agua Viva and he is committed to growing our presence along the Lake Victoria rim. Mbaja has done all of this at risk to his own health during the CoVid pandemic. Mbaja was recently married (last weekend) and we wish him many blessings and good fortune in the years ahead!!

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