About Clean Water Ambassadors

Clean Water Ambassadors Foundation strives to bring clean water to those in need,
one bucket at a time.

Over 780 million people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water… more than twice the population of the United States.

Waterborne illnesses claim 3.4 million lives every year…about the population of the city of Los Angeles.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 40 billion hours are spent collecting water. It is a job relegated to women and children, resulting in women not working and children not attending school.

Clean Water Ambassadors Foundation donates water filters to qualified organizations and individuals that have pre-established relationships with communities in need. They become our Ambassadors.

Our goal is to provide our Ambassadors with water filtration systems as long as there is a need or until a permanent solution can be found.

Utilizing the Ambassadors to transport the filters enables 100% of donations to go directly to purchasing water filters. Meet our Ambassadors or become an Ambassador today.

About Our Filters

The Sawyer Point One-Filtration device can filter out 99.999% of all harmful bacteria and protozoa from a dirty water source. Utilizing microfiber technology, the filter works without using harmful chemicals or electricity to power a pump. Instead the water filter relies solely upon water pressure, be it from a bucket, rain catcher, or cistern. For more information on the proper use and care of the filter visit Sawyer.

Clean Water Ambassadors’ founder, Cole Kawana, demonstrating the Sawyer Point One-Filtration device.
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About Our Founder

Founded by 16-year-old Cole Kawana in March 2014, the Clean Water Ambassadors Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit aimed at delivering clean water to those in need.

In 2014 Cole traveled to Rwanda with his Video Arts class to document the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. Besides learning of the atrocities that man is capable of, Cole also heard stories of neighbors helping neighbors during this dark time. Cole decided not only to document the history but to also help make a change. Through his research he discovered that Rwanda suffered from a lack of clean drinking water. In fact most of the less-developed world does not have access to clean drinking water. Growing up in the United States, Cole has never had to think, let alone worry about the water he drank.

There are many organizations working to provide large scale water delivery and filtration systems to people throughout the world. Unfortunately this permanent solution is not available to all communities. Cole devised a plan that offers an immediate solution. Provide simple and economical water filters to communities in need… an effective way of helping his neighbor.

View Cole’s film about the Rwandan Genocide: “The Kindness of Strangers”.

See Where Cole Has Delivered Filters