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back story.

1981. Fernando Mazariegos, scientist at the Central American Research Institute, invents the ecofiltro.

1982. ecofiltro is awarded the AIDIS prize for innovation in Latin America by the American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering.

1990. The technology of ecofiltro is noticed by Dominique Wilson, Director of Familia de las Americas, who begins contracting small grants to donate filters in rural communities.

1991. Working with potters in Rabinal and Family of the Americas Foundation, ecofiltro begin distributing filters.

2005. Seeing a need to market the potential for ecofiltro, Philip Wilson (current CEO) begins networking with NGOs.

2006. Widespread distribution is launched by World Vision, benefiting over 50,000 families to date.

2008. Seeing the crisis unfold in Guatemala’s Corredor Seco (dry corridor), ecofiltro provides food aid.

2009. ecofiltro, Inc. opens a factory and begins mass production.

2010. Haiti’s post-earthquake water crisis provides an opportunity for ecofiltro to donate two containers of filters.

2010. ecofiltro earns placement in the book Hecho en Guatemala (D’buk Editors) for its innovation and contribution to humanity.

2011. ecofiltro breaks ground on a new factory that will expand production capacity from 25,000 to 120,000 filters annually.

2011. Wins the Innovation Award of the World Bank in Helsinki, Finland.

2012.  Inauguration of ecofiltro’s new factory in San Lorenzo El Cubo, Guatemala.  

2012. Launch of ecofiltro: one, charitable partner and sustainable solution for rural communities.