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The Liberia Project

3.2 MILLION LIVES TRANSFORMED

On November 12th, history was made. In a multi-charity effort led by The Last Well, the final village in Liberia received Sawyer filters, marking the beginning of basic clean water access, border-to-border, for the entire nation.

Liberia is the first developing country in history to reach this achievement as described by UN Sustainability Goal #6, completely rewriting what’s possible for global humanitarian aid. To understand the scale of its success, let’s take a look at The Liberia Project by the numbers:

Years to complete: 12
Wells drilled: 3,717
Sawyer Filters distributed: 101,075
Filter villages: 7,468
Diarrhea reduction: 90%
Estimated lives saved: 150,000
Lives impacted: 3,200,000+

Though impressive, these metrics fall short in telling stories of life change. We are unable to quantify the complexity of reaching Liberia’s remote corners, just as it’s impossible to measure the kindled joy found in Liberian communities. For these things, we lean into stories, faces, and moments captured over the past 12 years.

 

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BORDER-TO-BORDER

Reaching the corners of the rugged, West Africa nation took over a decade of scouting, methodical assessment, and determined ground teams. Discover the challenge and impact through the stories below.

The Liberia Project Recap

Travel to the jungles of West Africa to meet the Liberian communities, understand the critical need of clean water, and see the life-changing solutions at work for the first time.

"This Is Our Landing on the Moon"

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Stories from the Community

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Until Every Person Has Clean Water

What does it take to reach every household in Liberia, even the last 20% everyone said was impossible to reach? Everything from long distance treks on foot to jungle bikes, ferries, and Land Cruisers.

The Future of Clean Water Initiatives

At Sawyer Products, we believe we’ll see clean water needs disappear in our lifetime. Where are we going after Liberia? How about three countries in three years?

SAWYER X THE LAST WELL

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Resources

We are an outdoor company on a mission to change the world through Products with Purpose™. Browse below for Liberia case studies, press releases, and further education around our filter technology.

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