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March 29, 2017

My WaterSeer Story

Ruben Morgado

"On the hands of the laborer, I see the texture of freedom."


My name is Ruben Morgado and I am a Mozambican architect living in the United States. I don’t know anyone that loved his country like my father, Carlos Morgado, did. In 2010, 3 years after he passed away, my 6 brothers and I established the foundation in his honor. 

He was known for his passion for ensuring the success of the new country, which he strived for most importantly in the health and livelihoods of its citizens. After the Municipality of the capital city of Mozambique, Maputo, surprised our family with the honor of naming a street in our late father’s name, we became even more determined to keep his legacy alive and pooled our resources and skills to form the Carlos Morgado Foundation. 

The Carlos Morgado Foundation is a Mozambican non-profit organization that aims to strengthen the development of Mozambique and improve the lives of vulnerable Mozambicans. We work with stakeholders to design and implement programs in infrastructure, education, health and youth sports. These efforts provide positive sustainable impact through partnerships with communities, government and the private sector. 

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The Carlos Morgado Foundation is a Mozambican non-profit organization that aims to strengthen the development of Mozambique and improve the lives of vulnerable Mozambicans. We work with stakeholders to design and implement programs in infrastructure, education, health and youth sports. These efforts provide positive sustainable impact through partnerships with communities, government and the private sector.

We came across WaterSeer on the Indiegogo platform. We also use the same crowdfunding platform for our projects. As soon as we learned about WaterSeer, we immediately contributed to the campaign and contacted VICI Labs to obtain more information and offer our assistance in any way we could.

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We always seek to find “alternative solutions” to everyday problems. While other organizations and government are often focused on conventional solutions, we strive to think outside the box in search of more efficient and effective solutions that can alleviate the challenges affecting Mozambican communities. We find WaterSeer to be an innovative solution that will have a tremendous impact on residents of rural Mozambique where access to water is scarce.

While we are currently engaged with organizations and government to create more water sources in the communities where we work, such as boreholes and wells, these conventional solutions are costly and will take time to implement. But it won't discourage us. The Foundation means to care, to be proactive in assisting others in more need than me – exactly like my father would. He would put himself, and his family, second always. We strongly believe that WaterSeer can immediately alleviate challenges community members’ face due to lack of access to water. At the same time, WaterSeer inspires the foundation to keep looking, researching and testing new “alternative solutions” for everyday problems of all Mozambicans!