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As Executive Director of Waves For Water, Christian Troy’s job description varies. In hurricane-ravaged Guerrero state, Mexico, he led about 75 people in what was essentially a human chain across a wide river. Floods had taken down a bridge, cutting off a hillside village’s access to food, water, and supplies. Along with delivering filtration systems, Christian’s job was to oversee the passing of boxes from hand to hand, a feat that looked like it belonged more to the insect world than the human. In the outermost islands of Vanuatu, after it was devastated by a category 5 cyclone, he literally swam buckets and filters to shore, lugged them up steep, muddy slopes, and brought them to the native inhabitants, many of them wounded. Read full article…

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