An ERM team in Argentina is working with the social enterprise, Agua Segura on a pilot project to purchase and install microbiological water filters to improve access to safe and clean water for vulnerable communities in the provinces of Buenos Aires and Corrientes. The ERM team is also conducting educational workshops within five pilot schools, focused on the importance of clean water, hygiene and healthy habits to prevent disease. During 2018, the water filters we installed improved access to clean water for 755 children and their families. In the year ahead, Agua Segura will expand this project to areas in Colombia, supported by the funds raised from this year’s ERM “Holiday eCard” fundraising appeal.
ERM’s Regional CEO in Latin America & the Caribbean, Carlos Pereyra, and a team of ERM employees from Buenos Aires volunteering with Agua Segura.