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Our Mission and Partnerships

The mission of I Thirst International is to bring access to clean water in the developing world primarily through water filtration, pump repair, and well drilling. David and Cynthia Pearson, founders of I Thirst, grew up in neighboring Central American countries where they saw first hand the need for clean water. After they married, David worked with other non-profit water organizations before starting I Thirst in 2009. Cynthia has training in hygiene and sanitation. Together they deliver water filters and train teams in developing nations.

Water Filters for Nepal

In Nepal, it is estimated that 26,000 people die each year from contaminated drinking water. This is a tragic statistic which we can change with your help. I would like to raise enough money to purchase 1,000 water filters which will provide clean water for 20,000 people. Please consider donating to this worthy cause.


Water Facts

783 million people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water, roughly 11% of the world’s population.

Around 700,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation. Almost 2,000 children per day.

At any one time, half of the developing world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from diarrhea.

"Give water, Give life"

Sawyer Filter Promotion 2016

Sawyer Water Filters

To provide clean water to families in need, we have found an excellent solution - Sawyer water filters. These filters are portable, inexpensive, long-lasting, and remove all harmful bacteria. Using dialysis technology, their proprietary filter was designed to remove harmful bacteria and contaminants. The filter uses gravity and can be attached to any bucket or bag. The extremely fast flow rate and compact size allows individuals to filter water in their own homes as they need it, eliminating the need for a large water storage system as well. The filter is easily cleaned with a backwash syringe.