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August 13, 2019

I am joining MedWater to act on current global needs and challenges faced by the Kichua people in the Napo Province, Ecuador.

July 31, 2018

When Lupe Tapuy was raising her oldest child in the village of Machacuyacu, tucked into a lush bluff not far from the Napo River in the Amazon basin rainforest, he was constantly sick with stomach ailments.

They drew water for drinking and cooking from a nearby stream w...

July 28, 2018

MedWater needs your help! We’re excited to launch a new, $36,000 campaign to help five remote villages in Ecuador’s Amazon basin rainforest gain life-changing access to safe water.

The campaign represents an ambitious expansion of www.medwater.org’s years-long work to d...

July 16, 2018

The president of Selva Amazonica reached out to Fundación MedWater health promoters, Jaime and Lucila Tapuy. He had heard about the safe water projects and the improvements in health. Jaime and Lucila followed up with a visit to the community to help them explore opti...

March 23, 2018

On World Water Day, Medwater is officially inaugurating a new installation in the community of San Pedro. Located in the Amazon next to the Napo River, this community has been waiting for over 3 years for government support of a chlorination system from Medwater. Commu...

February 13, 2018

Indigenous women in Ecuador exist within a patriarchal system

that largely defines their experience as women. If you are a

Kichwa woman, you’re going to follow traditional roles in the

household, preparing food, raising children, and serving as water

managers. Stepping bey...

December 18, 2017

Jaime Tapuy has worked with Medwater since the inception of the projects in the Amazon.  He and his wife currently oversee 7 Medwater project sites deep in the jungle. Here, he sits down to share a bit of his life and the history of his Kichwa community.

"My wife a...

December 5, 2017

Under the leadership of Fundación MedWater's community health promoters, five communities selected and trained by in-country staff now have access to safe water. The communities of Union Venecia, Machuakuyaku, Nueva Esperanza, Tamiahurcu, Malta Pura all held inaugural...

November 19, 2017

This November, MedWater inaugurated its new health and WASH survey, a monitoring tool that will be used to understand where communities are at as they begin a journey towards improved health through water, sanitation, and hygiene. Forty five surveys were implemented in...

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