August 30, 2010

Agua Pura Para El Pueblo has just received information that the IRS has accepted our application for 501(c)(3) status as a public charity and we have been granted tax exempt status! This is a proud benchmark for us because it demonstrates that our organization has been reviewed and shown to be legitimate, and we want to thank our board members and supporters who have helped us gain this important position. Now that we have achieved our tax exempt status, comes the important work of raising money to support our mission. As always, 100% of our funds go to purchasing water testing supplies and teaching materials. All of our staff are volunteers and donate their time and expenses. You can be assured that your donations go toward providing clean drinking water and healthy lives for children and families throughout Latin America. Thank you for your support.

PURCHASE A PORTABLE MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY Save a Child's Life Unsafe drinking water is the leading cause of death in young children world wide. Agua Pura donates water testing kits to people in rural communities and health professionals so that they can test their drinking water for bacterial contamination. We also train people in the use of these kits, called Portable Microbiology Laboratories so that they can make accurate diagnoses of their water supplies. If their water is contaminated, Agua Pura then demonstrates simple methods to make the water safe. Agua Pura is planning a large teaching program in Guatemala in October and November, training staff members from various aid organizations in water testing and water purification techniques You can help this work by purchasing a Portable Microbiology Laboratory to be donated to a community leader or health professional to test drinking water. Portable Microbiology Laboratories cost $75 each and contain all the materials needed to test water accurately. We purchase these kits from another non-profit organization at cost and bring them to our training sessions to donate. We expect to need up to 10 kits for our classes, at a cost of $750 dollars. Can you help our other supporters to purchase enough kits for our classes? Your contribution will be greatly appreciated. Please see our donation page for more information, or contact me directly at:

Thanks, Tom Carter Executive Director Agua Pura Para El Pueblo

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