Dirty water is the culprit behind the diseases that kill more people every year than all forms of violence put together, including war.
What’s more disheartening is that 43 percent of those deaths are children under the age of five.
One child dies every two minutes from drinking contaminated water—that’s nearly 900 children lost daily to something completely preventable— and one of the many reasons why One ATTA Time strives to increase global distribution of their life-changing water filter kits.
One ATA Time is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides solutions to empower local leaders with education and water filters, who are then in charge of delivering these water filter kits throughout their communities.
There are 800 million people in the world that live without access to clean drinking water.
Providing a water filter can help solve this problem.
Each One ATTA Time water filter removes 100 percent of the harmful contaminants (such as bacteria, protozoa, and cysts) that cause water-borne illnesses.
The filters last 30-40 years and produce 1 million gallons of water in a lifetime.
This means that just one purification system from One ATTA Time provides an entire generation within a community with continuous access to clean water!
It started with one child.
Following an eye-opening trip in August of 2013 to visit Bryan, his sponsored child in El Salvador, Sean Kappauf felt inspired to do more.
As he spent time with Bryan and his mother, he learned that it was common for children in Bryan’s community to have intestinal worms due to unsanitary drinking water.
After his visit, Sean returned home motivated to enact positive change.
In February of 2014, he brought back a team to El Salvador to train young local leaders on how to maintain and distribute 50 water filtration devices to homes in need.
The trip was successful: The children’s health improved and entire communities thrived.
Sean then decided that his leadership training and providing water filters to areas in need could have a lasting impact worldwide, sparking the birth of One ATTA Time in 2014.
The California-based non-profit now travels the globe, distributing water filter kits to families residing in places like Mexico, Costa Rica, and Kenya.”
We work in Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Vietnam, Uganda, and do disaster relief work in the United States.
1. Clean Water for Small Villages at Pennies a Day
One ATTA Time outfits communities with made-in-the-USA, EPA-tested and approved Sawyer water filters, which provide the fastest, easiest, and most cost-efficient way to produce pure potable water at the highest filtration rates.
Just one filtration system supplies small villages with clean water for only a few cents a day.
ATTA kits include everything needed to transform any sanitary, plastic bucket or container into a filtration system. You don’t have to dig wells, use sand filters, or rely on purification chemicals.
No need for batteries or plugging into an outlet; gravity is the only external force required.
Long-lasting and self-sustainable, easy maintenance also extends the life expectancy of filters. Kits come with a syringe that flushes and unclogs the system when needed.
2. Natural Disaster Relief That’s Better for the Environment
One ATTA Time’s efforts empower global communities lacking clean water sources but also reduces the need to ship bottled water to areas affected by natural catastrophes.
One ATTA Time’s latest partnership provides the residents of Paradise, California with safe, decontaminated water sources following the aftermath of the state’s deadliest wildfire.
The non-profit has also provided access to clean water in response to:
Hurricane Harvey in Texas
Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
Flooded, rural parts of Kauai, Hawaii’s North Shore
In addition to providing a continuous supply of purified water for drinking, the bucket system also generates water for:
Plus many other everyday tasks.
It might be difficult to believe, but one of the most preventable and easily treatable diseases, diarrhea, is also one of the leading causes of death nationwide.
One ATTA Time has ongoing projects in seven locations to decrease this threat and hopes to meet the following goals for 2019:
El Salvador: provide 500 filters to rural and coastal communities affected by the 90 percent of contaminated surface water bodies that cover the country, which helps fight.
Uganda: provide 1,000 filters to locals in South Uganda to reduce sickness related to the 75 percent of diseases linked to unclean waters and unsanitary living conditions.
Colombia: provide 1,500 filters to areas in the northern and southeast parts of the country; nearly one in four people do not have clean water to drink in these rural areas.
Vietnam: provide 2,000 filters to more people living in rural communities, who face one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in East Asia.
To date, One ATTA Time has distributed 10,000 water filters across 7 countries.
Safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene play a significant role in averting preventable diseases (and subsequent issues like dehydration, high infant- and child mortality rates, and intestinal parasites) from occurring in the first place.
Your donation contribution through Giving Assistant to One ATTA Time helps provides communities in need with access to one of life’s basic necessities: clean water.
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Click the official video above, which was uploaded to Youtube, to see this classic Star Wars parody film in full for yourself.
Grocery Store Wars Movie Release Date
The short comedy spoof film was released on 10 May 2005 just before the May 19 2005 debut of “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” movie.
About Why It Was Made
Store Wars (a.k.a. “Grocery Store Wars”) was a short entertaining spoof film made for the web by Free Range Studios for the Organic Trade Association.
The film message is designed to help educate consumers about the benefits of choosing to buy and eat organic produce. It is meant to share this message in a light-hearted way to help people think about their vegetable and fruit buying choices in their local grocery store.
The movie achieved its goal of viral marketing on the internet sending millions of visits to watch the film on the website and on Youtube.
Who Made the Movie
The 5 minute movie idea was the brainchild of Free Range Studios, makers of the 2003 smash hit The Meatrix (www.themeatrix.com).
The three people from Free Range Graphics credited with the writing credits for the production of the film are:
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