- With this initiative, the Foundation provides alternative solutions for access to clean and safe water for consumption by the most vulnerable rural communities in the country.
- In 2022 alone, 5,500 filters and 31 potable water systems were delivered to rural communities in the departments of Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Boyacá, Cauca, Córdoba, Cundinamarca, Chocó, La Guajira, Meta, Risaralda, Santander, Sucre, Tolima, and Valle del Cauca. In 2023, this program will benefit more than 35,000 people.
- The solutions provided by the Grupo Argos Foundation reduce the presence of bacteria in the water by 100% and on average decrease monthly family expenses associated with the consumption of this vital resource by COP 40,000.
- The Grupo Argos Foundation’s investment in this program amounts to COP 2.281 billion in the last two years, benefiting more than 34,600 people since 2019.
With the goal of contributing to the water security of territories and improving the quality of life for rural families in the country, the Grupo Argos Foundation, through its Aquavida program, delivered 5,500 filters and 31 potable water solutions in 2022 that benefited 25,500 people, and will extend its impact to an additional 35,000 people in 2023. The communities benefiting from the program reside in Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Boyacá, Cauca, Córdoba, Cundinamarca, Chocó, La Guajira, Meta, Risaralda, Santander, Sucre, Tolima, and Valle del Cauca.
The program includes follow-up visits and impact assessments after the delivery of the solutions. Studies indicate that with this program, 100% of the bacteria in the water consumed by the beneficiaries are being eliminated, diseases related to the consumption of untreated water are reduced by 59%, and families are saving an average of COP 40,000 per month.
“These results fill us with pride and motivate us to continue working to promote sustainable development in territories and provide solutions to critical problems of access to safe water, specifically in rural areas where only 40% of communities have access to water suitable for human consumption.” Maria Camila Villegas – Executive Director of the Grupo Argos Foundation.
About the Aquavida program.
This program has been in operation since 2019, leading the development of alternative solutions for accessing safe water to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable rural communities in the country. This project also includes conducting workshops on water conservation and use, efficient management of filters, and good health and hygiene practices.
Aquavida is developed thanks to the coordination with allies in the territories and the companies of the Argos Business Group. Since 2019, more than COP 2.281 million has been invested in its implementation, benefiting more than 34,600 people in 15 departments of the country.