Our first Changing Tides Foundation project is Clean Mexi-Agua. This is a clean water initiative servicing the coastal communities of Jalisco, Mexico. It began as a Waves for Water - Clean Water Courier project in May 2015 and has since provided 671 Sawyer water filters to the coastal communities of Jalisco and some in Nayarit as well. We recently made our first CTF trip to the Clean Mexi-Agua communities to do filter maintenance and deliver and distribute additional filters. The trip included founders Becky Mendoza, Leah Dawson, Jianca Lazarus, Anna Santoro and Leane Darling along with Jose (Pepe), Viviana, Diego and Jehan, who live in Jaliso have been a part of Clean Mexi-Agua since Day 1. CTF has now teamed up with Proyecto Agua Limpia in Yelapa and we have also stocked filters in Puerto Vallarta and down the Central coast of Jalisco. These filters are ready for travelers in our network to pick up and distribute wherever they see a need. You can donate to the Clean Mexi-Agua project here.
Each Sawyer filter can filter up to 1 million gallons of water, which is enough for 100 people to drink daily for 5 years. We believe that access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and that no one should have to pay for it. Drinking water contaminated with bacteria and parasites makes millions of people sick worldwide and the Sawyer filters we use are the solution to the problem. With these filters, people to be able to drink from rivers, streams, wells and rainwater, without having to worry about themselves or their children getting sick.