Gemma Bulos 2007 Global Fellow
Develop safe, effective water systems in villages across the Philippines through the combination of low-cost water purification technology and local community ownership.
Gemma Bulos, a Filipina-American musician and teacher, deeply believes in a connection between peace and safe water access. Much of her work in this area was spurred by her reaction to the tragedy of September 11th. While introducing new alternative water treatment technologies and studying water stewardship in the Philippines, she met Kevin Lee, a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer raised in New Zealand with a background in mechanical engineering. Based on the concept that it takes a single drop of water to start a wave, they joined together in order to realize the power of community participation in building healthy communities.
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