What is Viva con Agua?
Besides the air we breathe, water is the most fundamental source of life.
Water creates life, water is life. Water means healthy living, happy living. For Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli this is the primary motivation for our activities - the funding and implementation of water projects around the world and thus enabling people to access clean water.
Viva con Agua sees itself as an open network! Everyone can get involved with Viva con Agua! Women and men of all ages, professions and backgrounds have access to the network, enabling everyone to bring in their own skills.
Viva con Agua is a platform for personal initiative and engagement! - put your ideas for a more social world into action and we will support you.
Viva con Agua is the world's first All-Profit-Organisation!
Everyone benefits from our actions: the artists, organizers and visitors of events for and with Viva con Agua, the initiative itself and in particular the people in the specific project areas. In particular cross-cultural events form the basis for our fundraising.
We believe helping can be great fun while following respectable aims!
Viva con Agua unites development cooperation, climate protection and sport.
The main part of our funds is used for the realisation of drinking water projects using individually adapted solutions. Viva con Agua off-sets it's emissions of events and other fundraising activities by funding projects working on climate change. Viva con Agua has a primary connection to sport, especially football.
Our drinking water initiative has its roots in St. Pauli of Hamburg, the cosmopolitan borough of the city, situated along the waterside with the harbour as gateway to the world and FC. St. Pauli in its heart which by the way is also in the right place!
Viva con Agua's aim is to bring about positive change through social engagement and through triggering developments in the right direction.
To realise our drinking water projects we need resources. Most of Viva con Agua's funds are raised through various cultural and sporting events.
Viva con Agua raises awareness on the issues surrounding access to clean drinking water by organising fundraising events such as concerts, parties, readings, exhibitions and fundraising walks as well as football benefit games and much more.
Furthermore, Viva con Agua wants to get young people interested in the topic of access to water and development in general. In order to push this idea, we organise events in schools, such as Water-Workshops, in which the youngest generation gets involved and actively engaged in the topic.
The funds raised by the various events go entirely to Welthungerhilfe who guarantee a professional realisation of the projects. Welthungerhilfe is a private, politically independent, non-denominational relief non-profit-organisation which works under a voluntary Board of Directors and the patronage of the German President.
We monitor and evaluate the way our funds are generation and then used for the projects in country.
At Viva con Agua, football stands for the notion of fair play, transferred to the fair and respectful treatment of the people around us and our environment. For us, football symbolises sportive effort, which is needed to bring about change.
Football is to be understood as a sportive Esperanto, a language lifting borders and differences between people.