A Perfect Foundation, in partnership with Waves 4 Water has now been involved with two clean water projects implementing water tanks and water filters in remote villages on the southern island of Sipora in the Mentawai Islands.
Partnering up with Winter Vincent Ambassador of Waves 4 Water and family in 2015, we were able to visit the remote village of Pukayarat for the first clean water project on Sipora Island. The village is only accessible via boat, so logistics were carefully planned so we could install 3 large water tanks and 30 filters which got distributed throughout the village.
An important part of the implementation process is educating and empowering the local community leaders, so they can communicate the benefits to the whole community improving their overall health and quality of life. The water filters mean they no longer have to trek miles to collect firewood to boil the contaminated water before they can drink it.