What is One ATTA Time all about?

Our mission is to provide families around the world access to clean drinking water, one atTa time.

We do this by partnering with local leaders and empowering them to provide water filtration kits to those suffering from water related diseases.

One ATTA Time Is A Registered 501(C)3 Non-Profit Organization

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 Honduras, Uganda, Colombia, El Salvador, The Caribbean, Vietnam, Fiji, and the United States. 

Help Children like Bryan

Our Team


Sean Kappauf

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. 

Sean Kappauf

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

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.

Ben Coplin

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.

Janice Roque

Janice is excited to be a part of the ATTA team as an  Administrative Assistant.  She has 15 years of non-profit experience utilizing software to keep things running smoothly.  She is at her best when supporting people and can't wait to help bring clean water to families around the world.  


Cynthia Castro

El Salvador Executive Director


Abril Carcamo

El Salvador Director
To Le Phu Vietnam Director

To Le Phu

Vietnam Director

Fabian Medina

Honduras Director
Leakena Liem as our Cambodia Country Director

Leakena Liem

Cambodia Director
Jaime Achuagua 

Jaime Achuagua

Southern Colombia Director
Kayla Williams, Guatemala Country Director

Kayla Williams

US Director for Guatemala
James Paley, El Salvador Director

James Paley

US Director for El Salvador
Joshua Pinto, Colombia Director

Joshua Pinto

US Director for Colombia

Our Board

One ATTA Time is comprised of visual and written story tellers who capture and create the work we do in other countries.


Eric Barnes

Connor Van Orden


Barb Eljenholm


Shannon Rurup

Trev Lee

One Atta Time Blog

Our Blog

The ATTA blog is filled with field notes, updates, insights, interviews and valuable learnings.

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