One of our long term partners in our work has been Rotary International. This organization is a global network of clubs that work to unite people and take action to create lasting change in communities. We have attended many of their events to develop our network and learn what others are doing to make a positive impact in the world. We have had a presence at Rotary events in Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, Germany and many more.
A recent trip took our Latin America Director, Dannie Santiago, to the Guatemalan Rotary Project Fair. This event allowed organizations to display their current projects and share about the positive impact they were having. Attendees strolled through the different booths, interacting with the different organizations. They asked questions and were encouraged through the variety of projects that they discovered.
Dannie had created a booth that featured a village water filter in action and various other Business Connect products. He shared about the technology created by Bob Ashley, who received the Service Above Self Award from Rotary International, as well as networked with others at the event. He commented about the event saying,
“This was my first year at Rotary and it was such a good experience. It was inspiring to listen as others shared about their WASH projects and how they have had a positive impact in their communities. I am bringing this inspiration to our work at Business Connect as we continue to build our network and provide clean water to those in need.”
While there, Dannie was able to connect with Rotarians from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. He even was able to establish a new country distributor at the event. This was just one of the many successful Rotary events that Business Connect has attended. As we look at the relationship with Rotary that we have had through the years, we are thankful for the opportunity to network with an organization that has had such a positive impact around the world. If you are a Rotarian or anyone involved in a WASH project, contact us about water filter and water treatment products for the communities where you serve.