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.
It costs approximately AUD$5,000 a month to operate the Mentawai Education and Conservation Centre which includes operational wages and expenses and includes our English and Conservation Programs. Our founding company, The Perfect Wave provides the overhead and administrative costs of our organisation, ensuring that 100% of all donations are used to sustain and grow our programs based on the needs of the local community.
As a donor, you initiate a partnership with our staff and volunteers helping the local Mentawai children create a better and more sustainable future for themselves and their families! By doing so, you are also developing a relationship with the children and communities involved with the Centre offering long term rewarding experiences available for you or your business colleagues.