UNITED COMMUNITIES FOR LIFE AND WATER (CUVA)
Part of our vision is to not initiate projects directly with local communities, but rather work with grassroots organizations, organizers, and community coalitions. One of our most important community partners in recent years has been the United Communities for Life and Water (CUVA in Spanish). This coalition of more than a dozen communities meets monthly and is located in the heart of the "high-impact" zone of the watershed, where water access is extremely limited and water quality is by far the worst in theregion.
Working in partnership, we have been able to provide rainwater harvesting systems and filtration services to 10 communities in this coalition since 2015. Additionally, our first biochar filtration system was installed in Vergel de Guadalupe, a community that participates in the coalition.