Rainwater Catchment Systems


After witnessing first hand the horrific pollution left behind by the oil industry and total disregard for the indigenous peoples health I really wanted to help.

I started off building really simple cheap rainwater systems thinking that anything is better than nothing.

Over the years through selling Amazon crafts many people have kindly donated money to help build more systems and so they have become bigger and more effective.


Over 30,000 people have been affected in Northern Ecuador left without clean drinking water. They have no choice but to bathe in and consume contaminated water which is mixed with petroleum, heavy metals and at times even radioactive substances.

They have always collected water from the streams and rivers or their wells so harvesting rainwater is a new idea to them. 

The groundwater has become so polluted that I see no other immediate solution but to build rainwater systems for the families most affected. 


We started by adding simple charcoal filters to help in the purification. Now we build large filters containing small stones, charcoal and sand.

Sadly skin diseases are a common sight from bathing in toxic water and drinking and cooking causes a multitude of other illnesses.

Together we can make a difference. We are all working as volunteers on this project so that all funds can go directly towards helping more families.

If you would like the opportunity to help give a family clean drinking water you can donate here 


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