Support the community-led solution to a health crisis and help strengthen indigenous resistance against the expanding oil frontier. Donate today to ensure access to clean drinking water for indigenous families in the Amazon. For healthy families and strong communities!

Support the community-led solution to a health crisis and help strengthen indigenous resistance against the expanding oil frontier. Donate today to ensure access to clean drinking water for indigenous families in the Amazon. For healthy families and strong communities!

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3435 oil wells in the Ecuadorian Amazon

More than 30 billion gallons of toxic waste dumped into the environment

More than 952 registered oil spills in the last 13 years

1052 water systems installed

72 communities

6182 people benefitted

3435 oil wells in the Ecuadorian Amazon

More than 30 billion gallons of toxic waste dumped into the environment

More than 952 registered oil spills in the last 13 years

1052 water systems installed

72 communities

6182 people benefitted

The Context

Over the last five decades, the oil industry has poisoned the rivers and streams of the northern Ecuadorian Amazon, creating a public health crisis in the region. Perhaps no one has felt the tragic effects more intensely than the region’s indigenous peoples who rely on these rivers and streams for the water they drink and the fish they eat. Illness, birth defects, and miscarriages in this part of the Amazon occur at rates much higher than the rest of the country, while companies and governments continue to reap profits.

The ClearWater project began in 2011 with the goal to meet the need for clean drinking water and to do so in a way that would empower local indigenous communities by training community members as technicians to install the systems, as accountants to manage project budgets, and as coordinators to oversee project implementation. As members of the four indigenous nations came together through this project, the indigenous organization Ceibo Alliance, the first alliance of these nations in the region’s history, was born.

Now, after nearly seven years of hard work, we are closing the goal of providing every indigenous family of the Kofan, Siona, Secoya and Waorani nations affected by oil contamination with access to clean, safe drinking water. We have worked hand-in-hand with more than 72 communities to build family-sized rainwater catchment systems with bio-sand filters that will provide more than 1,000 families with clean drinking water for decades.

We have launched the #LessOilMoreWater campaign to reach the remaining communities without access to clean water.

Help Us Meet Our Goal

In 2018 we aim to finish installations in the remaining communities of the four nations that still lack access to this most basic need, and we need your help to meet this goal. By donating today, you will ensure that all Kofan, Siona, Secoya and Waorani families in the oil-affected region of the Ecuadorian Amazon will have clean drinking water for years to come.

The Context

Over the last five decades, the oil industry has poisoned the rivers and streams of the northern Ecuadorian Amazon, creating a public health crisis in the region. Perhaps no one has felt the tragic effects more intensely than the region’s indigenous peoples who rely on these rivers and streams for the water they drink and the fish they eat. Illness, birth defects, and miscarriages in this part of the Amazon occur at rates much higher than the rest of the country, while companies and governments continue to reap profits.

The ClearWater project began in 2011 with the goal to meet the need for clean drinking water and to do so in a way that would empower local indigenous communities by training community members as technicians to install the systems, as accountants to manage project budgets, and as coordinators to oversee project implementation. As members of the four indigenous nations came together through this project, the indigenous organization Ceibo Alliance, the first alliance of these nations in the region’s history, was born.

Now, after nearly seven years of hard work, we are closing the goal of providing every indigenous family of the Kofan, Siona, Secoya and Waorani nations affected by oil contamination with access to clean, safe drinking water. We have worked hand-in-hand with more than 72 communities to build family-sized rainwater catchment systems with bio-sand filters that will provide more than 1,000 families with clean drinking water for decades.

We have launched the #LessOilMoreWater campaign to reach the remaining communities without access to clean water.

Help Us Meet Our Goal

In 2018 we aim to finish installations in the remaining communities of the four nations that still lack access to this most basic need, and we need your help to meet this goal. By donating today, you will ensure that all Kofan, Siona, Secoya and Waorani families in the oil-affected region of the Ecuadorian Amazon will have clean drinking water for years to come.

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