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Thoughts from Jenn Foy from Atahualpa, Ecuador

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Thoughts from Jenn Foy from Atahualpa, Ecuador

Agua Viva International is a non-profit faith based organization that takes and installs water filtration systems to communities around the world that need clean water. The founders noticed sick kids on a mission trip and commented to a doctor “they need more doctors down there!” And the doctor commented- “what they really need is clean water so they don’t get sick”…so began this local organization about 15 years ago… Brian & I joined their recent trip to a remote school in Guote, Ecuador named Atahualpa. This school has around 400 children...

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2019 Travel Plans

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 2019 Travel Plans

2019 Travel Plans

Cuba JANUARY 5, 2019 THROUGH JANUARY 12, 2019 Operating Partner: Iglesia Unidad Metodista Location: Baitiquiri, Guantanamo, Cuba Approximate price: $2,200.00 Leaders: Dale Wilson, Dale Bain Honduras MARCH 2, 2019 THROUGH MARCH 9, 2019 Operating Partner: Telanga Orphanage Location: Ojo de Agua Approximate Volunteer Cost: $1,800.00 Leaders: David Watts, Steve Wagner Guatemala MAY 18, 2019 THROUGH MAY 25, 2019 Operating Partner: Iglesia Monte Sinai Presbyterian Location:  Nimasac, San Adres, Xecul, Totonicopan All Women Trip Approximate Volunteer Cost: $1,800 Leaders: Nancy Allen, Melissa Caton...

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CUBA

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on CUBA

Agua Viva is, once again, pioneering new territory.  On February 15, 2018, Dale Wilson, Jim Allen, and Mario Mejia will be heading out into the unknown to perform a site investigation in Baitquiri, Cuba.  Baitquiri is a very small and very poor community on the far southeast corner of Cuba.  This village is in the State of Guantanamo; one of the most under-developed areas of Cuba. Agua Viva has a new friend there named Pastor Leandro Miguel Perez Ramirez and we will be performing site investigations at a few different sites.  One site is a new “church plant” for the Methodist Church nearby....

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2017 Annual Celebration Recap

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 2017 Annual Celebration Recap

Two hundred of Agua Viva’s best friends celebrated Agua Viva’s “Night at the Diamond” at Kauffman Stadium on November 17th. Guests enjoyed food stations featuring Aramark’s best gourmet entrees: lobster corn dogs, beef sliders, Chipotle Chicken Tacos and much more while they strolled the Diamond Club to learn more about Agua Viva’s mission. Our install team displayed an actual water board so guests could visualize the equipment and how the system purifies water. Other stations highlighted the Agua Viva’s vision for education, volunteerism, gender empowerment and micro finance. Many...

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AVI Honored by First Lego League Contestants

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on AVI Honored by First Lego League Contestants

Agua Viva was honored to share our vision for water with a group of 5th grade students at Harmony Elementary School in Overland Park who entered the First Lego League Contest. During our discussion and presentation students asked Agua Viva what problems are encountered when installing purification systems in developing countries. After exploring several options, they decided to focus their research on the problem of transporting water from the purification site to a home, school, or kiosk. When a 5 gallon bottle of water weighs 40 pounds, and many communities do not have motorized vehicles...

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Curt Mader Receives Honored Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Curt Mader Receives Honored Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat

Curt Mader Receives Honored Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat

Curt Mader, CEO of non-profit Agua Viva International, will be the proud recipient of the Buck O’Neal Legacy Seat when the Kansas City Royals play the Boston Red Sox  at 7:15 pm, on June 19, 2017.  Please watch us on TV!  Or, better yet, come to the Royals Stadium and watch us on the big screen!  Curt Mader and Agua Viva International have installed 15 water purification systems in poor indigenous communities of Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, and Tanzania, Africa.  Each system serves a community of about 2,000 people.  More than three million people die each year from water related illnesses...

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Blog Seven; The Whole Story in Flores, Ecuador

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Blog Seven; The Whole Story in Flores, Ecuador

Agua Viva arrived in Flores to find our water purification system fully operative and our new operating partners doing fantastic. This was especially satisfying to our team considering how this all came about. You see, this was NOT the first home for this system. Not everything goes exactly according to plan. In 2013, Agua Viva installed this Standard Board purification system in a community called Gompuene, Ecuador. The system served a small community of about 800 people where a landslide at wiped out their only source of water. However, about one week after the system was installed, there...

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