About the Courier Program
Waves For Water’s Courier Program is based on a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) humanitarian model.
Couriers are everyday people, travellers like you, distributing filters to those in need around the globe.
The Courier Program has one goal: empower the masses to help solve the world water crisis. How? Piggyback travelers that are already going to places with water needs, arm them with a water filter and the knowledge of how to implement it into a small community. Surf trip to Nicaragua? Bring some filters. Climbing trip to Thailand? Pack a few filters in your duffel. Going to India on business? The filters will fit right in your briefcase. The idea isn't to get one person to offload 100 filters and call it a day. We want 100,000 travelers to each pack 1-10 filters and deliver them around the globe, creating a ripple effect of clean water and global connectivity.
The Courier Program has successfully implemented filtration systems in 90 countries, including Haiti, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, and Bali. Each of these examples are being used as success-models, that can be applied worldwide.
Couriers — we want you to do what you love and help along the way. Purchase W4W filters and deliver to destinations all over the world. Feel connected. Travel with purpose. Do something that will change your life, and the lives of others.
Due to fluctuations in the market, we are currently able to offer the MVP and Renegade filters for purchase only at $35.00 each. Filters for purchase through the Courier Program are $50.00 each.
The Waves For Water Courier Program is designed to assist in maximizing the experience for every adventurous DIY volunteer. Following is a list of things available to each participating Courier:
- Internet-based, easy-to-use platform for fundraising for your filters
- Technical support with your fundraiser
- Open communication with W4W’s team of experts
- A list of tried and true methods to help you realize your intentions as a Courier
- Link to video of filtration system assembly tutorial
- Filter specifications brochure
- Potential to have your experience and story shared on the W4W website and in its social media
- Potential access to W4W networks in various territories around the world
- General resource for input and guidance
- Assistance with choosing the right filters and/or combination of supplies for your project
- Waves For Water stickers
DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND HELP ALONG THE WAY
Becoming a Courier is easy. Just follow the steps below.
Create your account:
An account is free and enables you to crowdfund for the filters you’ll take on your trip and share your story with family, friends, and peers.
Plan your trip:
Whether you’re on a diving trip to Belize, a surf trip to Mexico, or a mountain climbing expedition to Nepal — follow your passion. This is your journey. Then take what’s ours, make it your own.
Use your account to purchase filters by creating a fundraiser that will allow your friends, family and social network to donate towards your filter goal.
Bring filters to those in need:
This can happen any number of ways. Contacting pre-existing aid groups in your destination of choice is a good start. Local government agencies may also provide valuable knowledge. But sometimes it’s as easy as asking your taxi driver or food server once you get there. Most developing countries have an overwhelming amount of need, so a casual conversation with a local can easily point you in the right direction. Remember, a little research goes a long way and will personalize your experience unlike any other.
Our filters are compact, effective, easy to use and can provide up to 1,000,000 million gallons of clean water (enough for 100 people, per day, for 5 years).
Share your experience:
Write about your trip, upload photos and videos to your Courier page. Show your friends where you’ve been and who their donations have helped. Inspire your social network to get out there and do the same thing.