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CONAPAC is a Peruvian non-profit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of the rainforest through education of its stewards, the people who live along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. Our centerpiece project is the Adopt-A-School program, which is strengthened by workshops and complemented by service and sustainable projects in river communities.

Clean Water Systems--Household Filtration Systems

  • Finding solutions for providing clean drinking water to remote places on earth is not a simple or easy process, nor is there only one answer. In 2008, CONAPAC started its clean water program by building centralized community water treatment plants. Although there are many rural river communities that have benefited, not all are good candidates for this large and relatively expensive option.
  • In 2013, CONAPAC facilitated a pilot project using Sawyer PointONEâ„¢ water filtration systems, placing them in individual homes in three rainforest communities. This trial was very successful. In 2014, we initiated the Sawyer Classroom Project, setting up Sawyer filter systems in 179 classrooms in schools along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. We are now ready to move on to our Family Water Project. There are ten communities that are too small and/or too remote to warrant a large community water treatment plant, so our goal is to provide Sawyer systems to individual homes. All the families in a community will need to agree collectively and pay a small fee to participate. We have 175 to 200 families for whom we expect to provide this invaluable resource.
  • The cost of the CONAPAC Family Water Project is $195 per household. Since the filter can be used over and over, a limitless supply of potable water can be produced each day for each family's individual needs. For more information about this initiative contact us.
Online Donation
Donation Form

How to Donate online: Use this secure donation system available through our US partner, the Detroit Zoological Society. Be sure to use the Designation drop down menu to select clean water. Then select the blank button above it and put in your amount. Add "household clean water system" in the Comments box in the Additional Information section.

How to Donate by mail: Send this form and your donation to the DZS, our partner in the US. If you want your donation to be used for a household clean water system, please check special projects on the form and add a comment to indicate your request.

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