Cycle for Water is an amazing project -- two guys pedaling a bottle of water from Alaska down to the tip of South America in an effort to raise awareness about clean water. We wrote about the project when it first got started, but the duo has now already entered their 13th country on the trek -- Bolivia. Check out some of the great photographs they've taken recently on their trip.
Michiel Roodenburg and Joost Notenboom checked in with us and let us know about all the progress they've made, and lessons they've learned along the way. They have met an incredible variety of people, and have learned about the problems millions face in getting access to fresh, clean water supplies -- from the impacts of climate change or lack of wells, to the pollution mining causes in local water sources.
As the team cycles, they're raising donations for local water projects, from building pumps in Guatemala to installing water filters in Columbia. Details about the projects can be found at Cycle for Water's website. They're using an open source platform to connect your donation directly to a local project. One has already been funded, another is on its way to being funded, and more projects are to come.
The team is very near to entering Argentina, then on into Patagonia and then reaching the final destination for their trip. If you are interested in learning more about their project, check out Cycle for Water, follow where they're at in real time, and get involved in their fundraising.