from the field

April 10, 2020

Women are the primary managers of water in rural Uganda. They are the ones who walk long distances to fetch it in jerry cans, carry its heavy weight back to the house, and use it to cook, clean, and bathe the family.  When a well pump is broken, women often have little...

April 8, 2020

With a global eye on public health, ensuring that safe water, sanitation, and good hygiene are available to everyone has never been more critical.  MedWater's dedication to communities in rural Ecuador is documented with the release of our 2019 Annual Report.  Highligh...

February 4, 2020

Jaime Tapuy has worked with Medwater since the inception of the projects in the Amazon.  He and his wife currently oversee seven 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.


July 31, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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 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...

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