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OUR MISSION

Agua Munda is an environmentally conscious enterprise, envisioned to deliver affordable, energy efficient water filtration systems to those in need. We believe that access to safe drinking water is a basic requirement of human health and vitality. Our practical, versatile water filters are specifically designed and crafted to address this global need. 

The formation of Agua Munda was inspired by our meaningful work to provide clean drinking water for underprivileged communities in Peru. From the very beginning, we intended to create lasting, adaptable filtration systems that served the specific needs of our local partners. Our core mission is to craft and deploy powerful tools to combat the universal problems posed by unsanitary drinking water. Through consistent use of our innovative technologies in these remote and impoverished environments, we witnessed profound public health and economic benefits. These experiences motivated us to create a core line of products destined to help even more people gain access to clean water worldwide. 

We, at Agua Munda, intend to foster better health and enhance the quality of life for many, one filter at a time. Presently, we offer the Condor, a dynamic water purification system, specifically designed to enhance community well-being and protect against water borne disease in both rural and urban settings. Built on a highly sustainable, ‘appropriate technology’ model, Agua Munda filtration units ensure pure and safe water for under served communities around the world. 

 
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OUR TEAM OF PRINCIPALS

 
 

DEAN RUTHERFORD

Dean Rutherford graduated from the University of Notre Dame and then went on to do a graduate studies program at the University Catolica in Santiago, Chile in 1975. For three years he studied while volunteering in the city's soup kitchens during a time when there was 60% unemployment. Living through these tumultuous times bonded his heart forever to the people and struggles of Latin America. When Dean returned to the United States, he married Martha and started a company as a General Contractor building a business that thrived for 36 years. On one of their many trips to Peru, the elders of a community outside Cusco asked them to help solve the debilitating health problems afflicting the village due to contaminated water. Dean began to research the myriad issues surrounding water purification and filtration.  Combining his creative talents as an inventor with his first hand knowledge of Latin America and indigenous communities, Dean resolved to fashion a tool to combat the public health related issues associated with contaminated water. After three years of work, the powerful and practical Condor Filter was born, a portable, high efficiency purification system that does not rely on either electricity or gravity. 

 

DR. MARTHA RUTHERFORD

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Dr. Martha Rutherford has spent the last 30 years as a bilingual educator for elementary schools through advanced graduate programs. Throughout her career, Martha has provided academically rigorous educational opportunities for high-poverty, traditionally marginalized youth. She has fostered professional development opportunities for teachers throughout the United States, Australia, South America, and Europe. Martha has served as a key collaborator in the development of two nationally recognized science and literacy curricula. Martha’s passion is to educate and mobilize young people to start a revolution demanding that all people everywhere have access to clean, safe water. Each purchase of an Agua Munda filter installed in a school includes a straight-forward curriculum that instructs young people how to test water quality and safety, maintain the filters and monitor water use. Results of the students’ findings will be posted on the Kumpi Mayu Foundation website, and sent to the World Health Organization. Her dream is to bring scores of young people to the United Nations, where they will make the case that the world wide water crisis needs the support of every person in each and every country in order to provide clean, safe water for all.

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