Water for Hope
At Ninestone Marketing we believe that clean water is a basic human right. Using our time and financial resources, we support Water Mission’s efforts in Peru. Water Mission is a top-rated charity by Charity Navigator and a global leader in providing clean water and sanitation solutions to those most in need.
For Zoila Vásquez Curichiwa, a mother living in Peru’s Amazon region, the possibility of having access to safe water gives her hope for the future.
She said, “Drinking clean and treated water guarantees that neither us nor our children will suffer from illness.”
Despite having access to water from the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world, communities like Zoila’s have extremely limited safe drinking water. Over the years, the Amazon River has been contaminated by human waste, agricultural pollution, and toxic chemicals from oil and gas extraction. Even the region’s shallow wells, dug to provide alternative water sources, contain dangerous concentrations of arsenic, manganese, and aluminum.
“We are farmers and it’s a problem when we get sick from drinking contaminated water from the creek [that stems from the Amazon river]. We can’t work regularly and peacefully,” Zoila said.
By The Numbers
The numbers can be overwhelming.
World Health Organization
2.2 billion people without
4.4 billion people without
New data shows that 80% of rural residents in the Amazon region do not have access to treated, uncontaminated water. In these areas, 57% of the severely impoverished population does not have safely managed sanitation services. 2,700 rural communities in this region are often neglected and under-resourced.
The Need is Dire
With all of our support, Water Mission will enhance and expand its program in the region, providing life-saving water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions. In these remote areas, a well-rounded, long-term approach is necessary to support the health, education, and livelihood of entire communities.
Extreme Weather & Water Stress
While the region receives approximately 250 days of rain annually, the rainfall is not evenly distributed throughout the area or during the year. Communities suffer from both droughts and floods, as well as weather events like El Niño and La Niña, leading to crippling water stress.
Peru Country Profile
Since our inception in 2001, Water Mission has been committed to tackling the global water crisis and providing safe water, hygiene, and sanitation solutions to people in developing countries and disaster areas. Our core values of love, excellence, and integrity guide everything that we do.
With 20 years of experience and expertise, Water Mission has provided access to safe water for more than 5 million people in 56 countries. More than 350 staff members work around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We strive to live every day by our mission to honor God by developing, implementing, and sharing best-in-class safe water solutions that transform as many lives as possible, as quickly as possible.
At Water Mission, it is our vision that all people have safe water and an opportunity to experience God’s love. As such, the Living Water program in each country program office aims to equip and support the local Church to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel, so lives may be transformed. We seek to serve as many people as possible with safe water, regardless of age, gender, race, or faith.
An important goal of each Water Mission project is to empower
every member of the community we are serving, especially the fathers.
a father of four and a water treatment system operator for Water Mission in Nina Rumi, Peru.
“My family and I are very thankful to God and everyone who supports Water Mission.”