Todd Phillips, founder of The Last Well, lived on a raft in the middle of a lake for 28 days to raise money for people in Liberia in need of water security. Little did he know he would raise $2.5 million dollars in that time. The Last Well is now on track to provide water security for every citizen in Liberia by the end of 2020.
Throughout the process of his work, Todd realized a disturbing trend about the current state of relief and development around the world. Currently, most relief efforts deliver water through single-use plastic bottles and bladders. These bottles and bladders pile up as litter throughout villages around the world. Today, Todd has partnered with Sawyer to challenge the relief and development world to replace single-use plastic with reusable portable water filters.