Through prayer, relationship-building and sharing of resources, the Wheaton Franciscans collaborate with organizations whose mission and priorities are similar to ours. We focus primarily on the following areas: care of creation; health and dental in underserved areas; refugees and immigrants; women and children in vulnerable situations; and other purposes that align with our values. We are currently connected to nearly 100 organizations.
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Potters for Peace
Founded in 1988, Potters for Peace is a US based consortium of potters who travel to areas of the world where clean water is not easily accessible. The organization works with partners around the world to produce ceramic water filters that help bring clean, potable water their communities in need. Filters are made by local people from locally sourced materials which create sustainable businesses. These filters can remove up to 99.09% of bacterial, protozoa and turbidity causing water borne illnesses such as dysentery. Potters for Peace offers help with filter production site set-ups, on the ground training, and follow-up problem solving. They also offer a two-week, hands-on ceramic water filter training course and free on-line technical consultations.