Water sources typically used by riverside communities in the Amazon such as river water and shallow wells are in many instances contaminated with pesticides and disease carrying a variety of dangerous organic substances.
As a result there is a need to install deep tubular wells in these communities to obtain quality water safe for human consumption and domestic tasks. Improving the health of the residents in riverside communities, especially of the children and elderly is an imminent humanitarian need.
Drops of Amazon is an online retail sales company that generates income to pay for the installation of potable water systems in riparian communities in Amazonia. Preservation of these communities is a vital part of the preservation of the Amazonian rainforest.