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Atlanta nonprofit Trashwater has solution for clean drinking water


“If you want to talk about helping a community, the starting point is always water,” said Joshua Sanders, executive director and cofounder of Atlanta-based Trashwater.

Trashwater is a nonprofit dedicated to providing clean drinking water to impoverished urban communities. The organization is currently operating in the Los Brasiles and La Chureca neighborhoods of Managua, Nicaragua.

Worldwide, more than 840,000 people die each year from water-related diseases and over 750 million people lack access to clean water. It was during a humanitarian mission trip to Cairo, Egypt that Joshua and his travel companion, Colin Denlea, first encountered the problems that unclean water can cause when Joshua fell ill.

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Source:  Isadora Pennington, Atlanta INtown, June 2, 2015


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