INDIGENOUS HUNI KUIN VILLAGE OF THE AMAZON – Nov- Dec. 2016
The women and children of the Huni Kuin (Kaxinawa) Village in the Brazilian Amazon routinely made a three -day journey to collect and carry water back to their homes, often on foot. They go without pure water access due to commercial mining, industrial pollution, and logging production upstream which taints the flowing Amazon basin rivers. The only support offered from the
WaterNow raised $7k for the Huni Kuin tribe which went to state-of the art water filter systems (restructuring and 7 stage purification), solar, water storage tanks, rainwater catchment, travel, tools to dig their well deeper, submersible pump and a water drinking station. We have kept in touch and heard their system is still functioning well.