October 3, 2009
We know the founders of Thirst-Aid, Curt and Cathy Bradner for more than 25 years.
It started with a bottle of wine on a French campground in 1991, continued with Colorado beer during long discussions about how to improve the world in 1994 and led to common water bottle replenishing during a 1999 bike trip in Europe.
We have seen the Bradners go to Mynmar and establish Thirst-Aid from scratch in the desire to do something good for the local people. Their vision to make sure also the poor should have easy access to reasonably pure water has been like an obsession. They have developed adequate technology, built kilns and production lines, established relationships and appropriate education to help out with their skills and their energy.
While WHO is discussing a human rights-based approach to water Thirst-Aid has already delivered in numerous cases. The technology of locally produced ceramic filters has a great future, please support the organization if you also want to improve the world!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
- every dime donated is well spent
- driven by desire to help
- down-to-earth approach with appropriate technology
- adaptation to local environment and needs
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
- absolute integrity
- completely unselfish
- ingenious technical skills
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Donor & Helped as a donor, made suggestions as a chemist,.