Our mission is to provide families around the world access to clean drinking water, one at a time.
How We Started
It started with one child. Following an eye-opening visit to El Salvador in August of 2013 to visit Bryan, his sponsored child, Sean Kappauf felt inspired to do more. As he spent time with Bryan and his mother, he learned that it was common for children in Bryan’s community to suffer from illnesses, intestinal parasites and worms due to contaminated drinking water. After his visit, Sean returned home motivated to enact positive change.
In February of 2014, and after much research and study, he brought a team to El Salvador to train local teenage leaders how to assemble, distribute and maintain 50 water filtration kits for families in need. The trip was successful: The children’s health improved and entire communities thrived. Sean knew he needed to take further action. In 2014, he created One ATTA Time and committed to providing water filters to areas in need that would have a lasting impact.
As a California-based non-profit we now travel worldwide, distributing water filter kits to families residing in Mexico, Uganda, Colombia, El Salvador, The Caribbean, Vietnam, Fiji, and the United States.
Considers himself the "water broker." Basically, he connects those who are generous to those who are in need of access to clean water. On top of that he’s responsible for casting vision and moving ATTA forward, one step at a time.
Considers himself the "water broker." Basically, he connects those who are generous to those who are in need of access to clean water. On top of that he's pretty much responsible for talking in front of people and leaving everything else up to Debbie.
Debbie Collette is the COO and has been with One ATTA Time since it’s conception. Debbie has 15 years of non-profit work-related experience specifically in operations. She is passionate about helping others in many areas but, most importantly, with clean drinking water.
Jazzy is the support system behind the work that the water broker is doing. She's passionate for helping others and thats just what we are looking for within our organization.
Ben has been here from the start, helping us sound good, look good and connect more people to the mission and vision of ATTA. He is zealous about helping people and being a platform for others to achieve their dreams.
Sean Kappauf is the Executive Director and Founder of One ATTA Time. He serves on the Board of Directors to help lead the organization to fulfill the mission of providing families access to clean drinking water around the world. He has been involved in water-related non-profit work for over five years and has worked in the non-profit world for over ten years. He is an accomplished speaker, teacher, and leader, who is passionate about helping and empowering others, primarily through communication and acts of service, which he demonstrates as he leads by example with his energetic, hands-on leadership style. Though ATTA touches the lives of tens of thousands each day, Sean’s vision for providing families with clean water continues to expand.