The purpose of this post is to provide a place for our people in Ukraine and around the world to get information in one place about the filters, how to use them, and to connect you to our friends at Water for All so we can provide clean, safe water around the world, TOGETHER.

UKRAINE: In May and June, 2022, Seeds of Exchange is partnering with Water for all – the nonprofit arm of Vivoblu, founded by John DeYoung – in a fundraising campaign to provide 6,000 water filters to the people of Ukraine and will continue to support the next fundraising goal of 100,000 filters. Our founder, Sarah Davison-Tracy, went to Ukraine with a team from Water for All, and witnessed first-hand why water is urgently needed in Ukraine and developed relationships with on-the-ground trusted partners to deploy the the filters over the coming months.

DONATE: Water Filters in Ukraine (May & June, 2022)

Quick glance of the Vivoblu Smart-Clean™ filter:

  • It is the safest, easiest, and fastest cleaning method of any filter on earth. No Backwashing. No extra tools.
  • It removes 99.99999% bacteria, protozoa, and cysts.
  • The 0.1 micron hollow fiber membrane filter provides the highest level of purity achievable with a gravity-based system.
    Built for the toughest environments, Vivoblu filters are built to last in any environment and all conditions.

More details about the Vivoblu filter:

  • Submerged filter that resides in the water source
  • Made with food grade plastics
  • Flow rate is approximately 2 liters/minute
  • Patent-pending design does not require backwash, clean by rinsing
  • Removable hard shell
  • When in use, hard shell protects filter from debris, damage
  • Hardshell removes for easy rinsing and cleaning
  • Permanently tethered to filter to prevent part loss
  • Shell ventilation system allows for optimal flow
  • Twist lock shell reduces part loss
  • Unlocks for easy cleaning
  • Inner filter cage
  • Protects filter from damage due to handling while cleaning
  • Angular cage design for optimal rinsability
  • Extended life with replaceable filter (internal filter with cage included)
  • Under normal use, filter will last more than 3 years

Videos for how to use:


Other helpful videos on how to use and clean your Vivoblu filter:

Vivoblu began with a mission to impact lives through clean, safe water. The founder, John DeYoung, a street child in Korea until the age of 6, started Vivoblu to serve others like him with clean water solutions that would actually last in the harsh conditions of the developing world. Their first customers were kids in impoverished communities in India and villagers in remote Rwanda. They’ve since grown into a global product company. Facebook | Instagram

Water for All (the non-profit arm of Vivoblu) exists to share hope and love through the gift of clean water. More than 2.2 billion people around the world still lack any access to safe drinking water. Disasters, civil unrest and war only add to this global crisis each year. WFA goes where the needs are greatest, working closely with local communities and in-country organizations to deploy its purpose-built water filtration systems directly to people who desperately need them. These durable, economical filters require no electricity and can be hand-washed with no tools, providing clean water for an entire family for three years or more. And to ensure the greatest impact, WFA guarantees that 100% of donations go to the field to provide life-saving clean water solutions. Facebook | Instagram

Contact Vivoblu and Water for All – Morgan Braby