battling the water crisis with art
1 in 10 people lack access to clean water.
Unfiltered offers viewers an immersive story about the water crisis and a tangible way to join us in ending it.
785 million people in the world live without clean water.
That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep children out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.
But access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids.
TELL THE STORY
My name is Spencer Theobald and I am a humanitarian photographer and filmmaker. I have been telling the stories of missions for five years now, and I wondered: what if we could sell those stories in the form of great art?
THE IDEA IS SIMPLE
GUATEMALA WATER PROJECT
I have partnered with Guatemala Water Project to help fund their next water site in Chiquix, Guatemala. GWP has successfully installed water systems in 6 communities across Guatemala and are in need of $26,000 to fund their next project in Chiquix. All of the funding from the gallery will go directly to bringing this community clean water.
$5850 raised at a college campus
Our trial took place at John Brown University in November of 2019. The turnout at the gallery exceeded our expectations. Thanks to the 50+ shares on social media, posters all over campus, buzz in classrooms, and newspaper articles, over 100 people showed up to the reception. The outstanding giving of many students and community members exceeded our $3000 goal. With all the sales, giving, and match from Enactus JBU, we raised $5850!