Aqua Gratis mobilises and facilitates volunteers to travel to developing countries and provide sustainable water solutions.
o drink water or have a hot shower most of us simply turn on a tap but for many people living in small traditional villages in countries like Indonesia, access to clean water is a major problem. Water is either provided by the government in disposable plastic bottles or residents must travel long distances to collect water and then boil it to make it drinkable:
AquaGratis’ mission is to deliver sustainable drinking water solutions to developing countries like Indonesia, and consequently improve hygiene and sanitation in those countries.
Our solar water purification units are a cost effective, low maintenance delivery system that can be up and running in days. They have panels that desalinate and purify any type of water, including seawater, groundwater and contaminated or polluted water but also function as rainwater collectors. A single unit has a lifespan of 10 to 20 years, with an easy to use pump feed it can produce 10 to 20 litres of drinking water per panel each day.
The units also provide UV treated hot water for sanitation purposes reducing the risk of health issues such as diarrhoea and tropical diseases such as, cholera, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and dysentery.
Help AquaGratis give the gift of water…
Our volunteer programs are the best kind of adventure tourism there is. What could be more gratifying than providing a village with fresh, clean drinking water and knowing you’ve just created a better future for the people who live there? We’ve experienced the joy of giving water firsthand, and you can too by becoming an AquaGratis volunteer.
Unlike other aid organisations, with AquaGratis you’re right there involved with the project from start to finish and can see exactly where your money is going. You’ll have the chance to travel to exciting places in the world, meet the locals and make lasting friendships and share the gift of water which you have made possible.