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Wine To Water is an international non-profit organization founded by Doc Hendley in
2004 that is committed to serving in communities to provide clean water to those in
need. In each region, we work to provide clean water through water access, water
filtration, sanitation, and hygiene.
Social Enterprise Overview
The social enterprise uses a long-lasting ceramic water filter produced in the Dominican
Republic, to provide clean water to rural communities in Haiti. The social enterprises
● Micro-financing (no interest)
● Business and WaSH (Water
Hygiene and Sanitation) training
● Development of locally run filter
businesses by community-based
organization, such as a YMCA or
The community based organization will
identify community members to be
trained by Wine to Water as Community Water Ambassadors (CWAs). Once training is
completed the CWAs, they are certified to start micro-financing the filters. The community
organization will supervise the CWAs. The CWAs gain hands on experiential learning in
running a sustainable business and earn income from it.
Immediate and long term impacts include:
1. Improved Physical Health: Reduce
incidences of WASH-related
2. Improved Spiritual & Emotional
Health: Restore Dignity through
economic activity and employment.
3. Increase Economic Opportunities.
4. Reduce Global Warming and Improve Local Environment.
Financial Investment Needed
The budget to develop one site, which includes CBO partnership, CWA development,
and an initial 250 filters will cost $12,000.
It’s important to note that an investment in this program will be viewed as a capital
investment that will provide impact beyond the initial investment. Each time a micro loan
for a filter is repaid, another family will have the opportunity to receive a micro loan and
access to clean water.
WTW recognizes that paying back the full filter cost over 6-12 micro-loan payments is still
too much for some communities. Funders can decide to subsidize up to half of the filter
cost while still recognizing the program benefits.
Ceramic Filter Overview
Ceramic Water Filters are an inexpensive and an effective type of water filter designed to
fit inside of a 18 liter container fixed with a tap. They are made locally from clay, sawdust
(or combustible material), water and nano silver. The ingredients are measured, mixed
together, pressed into a pot, and then fired
in a kiln. The sawdust burns out to create
small pore holes that filter out organic
contaminants while the silver naturally kills
bacteria in and around the filter. Our
Ceramic Water Filters produce safe water
that is free of discoloration, odor, and
unpleasant tastes. They filter water at a
rate of 20 to 30 liters per day, to provide
clean water for a family of five for up to ten
● Water-related diseases take the lives of an estimated 5,700 people per year in
● 52.4% of Haiti’s rural population does not have access to clean water, and 80.8%
lacks access to sanitation. (Thewaterproject.org)
● Every dollar invested by a family in clean water yields a return of $25.50
Contact Josh Goralski firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 630-303-7259 for more information.
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