My bank, insurance company, home inspector, and furnace man have sent me notices of their unwavering concern for my health and welfare during this pandemic.  Not to be out done, it is our turn… to challenge you to express that same concern to the vulnerable, the sick, and the remote communities around the world.

Seriously, our work continues.  Clean and safe water are even more crucial during this time.  We are fortunate that over the last six months we have been able to consolidate our warehouse, living quarters, and office into one location.  Although our state governor has shut down the state, we are not shut out and we consider ourselves essential.  Water filter kits are being put together and sent out. 

What has changed is that all the mission trips, with volunteers hoping to travel this winter and early spring, have been cancelled.  The opportunity to suitcase water filters to remote and difficult places has been closed.  The good news is that we have inventory located in many countries ready for distribution.  Would you consider taking the money you were going to spend for a trip and donating it so in the face of this pandemic, you will be the face of hope?

I expect there will be some kind of government check sent to each of us in the face of this corona virus.  I expect many of you do not need that check. I do not  I will be donating that check to those that do and a portion will be going to Connect for Water.  I hope and pray that instead of hoarding and self-care our spirit of generosity and compassion will multiply. 

To all of you living abroad that we have worked with over the years; our prayers and work continue alongside of you as well.  If you see a neighbor, a friend, or a community that you know needs clean water send them our way so they can locally purchase their water filters and water treatment products.

Please remember every donation to Connect for Water and every purchase from Business Connect is supporting local business men and women in the country and regions around the world.  We believe in supporting the local entrepreneur!

Lou Haveman
Founder of Business Connect and Connect for Water


Connect For Water is a social impact not-for-profit founded on the belief that there is a clear path to help people throughout the world address their safe water needs. This path, based on our years of experience, focuses on improving local access to water treatment solutions, so local people can easily get what they need to improve their lives through clean water.

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