As I have mentioned on here before
, I have a sign above my desk that reads, “My life goal is to always give back.” This serves as my constant reminder that life is not always about me.
Creating The Quirky Conservative was my way of combining my two passions of writing and helping others. For Brandon Holder, creating Water The World was his way of combining his passion for helping others with his desire to positively impact the world around us.
In March of 2015, Brandon traveled to Haiti for his first mission trip. It was there that he discovered the need for clean water. He left his first mission trip with a restless heart. He saw first hand the awful living conditions the people of Haiti have to endure. He wanted to help, he was just unsure of how.
Brandon was already aware that 663 million people were without access to clean, filtered water (as of 2015). One day he woke up with the Bible verse Isaiah 12:3 which reads “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” This was his ah ha! moment. Brandon already knew he had a passion for helping others. This moment helped him to identify his purpose in the world: to provide clean, filtered water to those in need. Thus, his company Water The World was born.
Brandon created a mobile water filtration system. Running on solar powered, his water pump can filter up to 6 gallons of water per minute at the same pressure as a garden hose. The filtration system has a life span of over a decade. Brandon’s filtration systems sells stateside for $350. The price drops to $325 if you donate and ship through Water The World. A simple product that solves a big problem.
Only one other company manufactures a similar mobile water filtration system, but the price of their product is astronomically higher than Brandon’s. So far, Brandon has sent 14 water filtration systems to Haiti. Five big systems will be taken to Richmond, Virginia and five more will be shipped to Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo and Armenia.
Brandon plans for the future include expanding Water the World and placing filtration systems to the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa. He will be completing his Master in Business at High Point University and moving to Haiti. Yep, you read that right. Brandon plans to move to Haiti once he finishes his education. How’s that for following your passion? “The culture in Haiti is just so different,” he claims. “They have nice weather, chill atmosphere, and extremely kind people.” His end goal is to provide clean water for drinking, agriculture and irrigation globally.
His advice for following your passion? “Go into it whole heartedly. If its your passion you’re going to find a way to make it work. Success follows those who follow their passion.”
For more information on Water The World, please visit their Facebook group here.
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