SeaAid was created by a unique alliance of boaters, anthropologists, and other professionals committed to giving something back to the small coastal communities that enrich our lives.
The underlying philosophy at SeaAid is that small deeds can make a big difference in people's lives.
For example, the World Health Organization states that providing clean drinking water and sanitation to those communities currently without them would do more to improve the human condition than any other human intervention--including curing cancer and AIDS! Limited access to clean drinking water is one of the primary causes of illness and disease in the developing world - especially for children. And yet for roughly $5,000 and 2 to 4 weeks of volunteer labor, SeaAid can design, deliver, and install a solar-powered water distillation system and Bio-sand filters that can provide a village with fresh, clean, and safe drinking water! Just a few thousand dollars can dramatically improve the lives of those who live in remote coastal communities.
By utilizing our exclusive global network of boaters, anthropologists, conservationists and other professionals who work directly with coastal communities worldwide, we establish personal contact with trusted community leaders and we ask them what we can do to help their village. SeaAid's Microdevelopment Program provides the host community with detailed plans of 10 to 20 low-tech and low cost appropriate technology projects that have been successfully implemented in other villages. We then build the project of their choosing, teach the local people how to maintain the project, and move on to our next host community. Our goal is to leave the community with a renewed sense of pride and accomplishment while simultaneously reinforcing their independent and self-sufficient nature.