Carolina's Changemaker Journey

Carolina is revolutionizing clean water systems with a team of young changemakers in Ecuador.
Source: Ashoka Argentina

Carolina Placencia, together with her team members, Jocelyn Valencia and Danilo Mendoza, have designed a water filter that seeks to improve the quality of drinking water and reduce the use of plastics across Ecuador.

Their youth-led social venture, YakuPura-water filters, is redesigning access to clean water and was recognized by Ashoka and Nestlé® through a joint Comprometidos Challenge. Check out Carolina's story below: