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Wine to Water – Amazonas Region Brazil/Columbia

Feb 12, 2020

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Water tower built entirely by hand

Managing Director, Ed Doughty, just returned from a 10-day trip serving with Wine To Water, a North Carolina based non-profit that aims to eradicate the global water crisis. He and a handful other volunteers visited and worked in several remote communities along the Amazon River in Columbia and Brazil.  The main project was the construction of a 3-story water tower that will support a 5000-liter water tank connected to a water-pump pulling from a deep underground well. This water system will enable the 40 homes in the riverside community of Santa Luzia to receive water directly to their homes and to the local community school. Wine to Water has also provided a Sawyer Point-One water filter to each family so that the water piped-in from the newly constructed water system will truly provide clean water, free from any bacteria and much safer for the 100+ men, women and children of the community to utilize and consume. If you would like to learn more about Wine to Water, or would like to support them in any way, please visit their website at https://winetowater.org or simply reach out to Ed Doughty who leads the Charlotte Chapter of Wine to Water. Ed has also volunteered with WTW in Uganda, Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic.

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Daily trips up and down the various waterways of the Amazon

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Epic Capital Managing Director Ed Doughty on-site at a well repair in the Amazon

Wine to Water Amazon River boat serene peaceful

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Wine to Water group on the bank of the Amazon River

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