Viva con Agua - Our Vision


VIVA CON AGUA de Sankt Pauli e.V. is a non-profit organisation committed to ensuring that all people worldwide have access to clean drinking water. To achieve this goal, we promote water projects and actions at home and abroad. We are firmly convinced that even serious topics in the world can be treated with joy.

The genesis of Viva con Agua is typical for the district St. Pauli:
Benjamin Adrion, former player at FC St. Pauli, joins a training camp on Cuba in 2005. During this camp, the idea comes up of supporting a project, in which kindergartens in Havana are supplied with drinking water dispensers.
Back home and in the St. Pauli district, Benny and some friends start collecting donations. And it wouldn´t be St. Pauli, if this fundraising wasn´t  loud and with a smile on the  face.
It quickly becomes clear that this kind of fundraising is not only extremely well received in St. Pauli but also all over Germany. Because everyone benefits and has fun with these actions, the name ALL PROFIT Organization quickly arises, because NON-PROFIT organization sounds so cheerless;)

In 2006 the organisation VIVA CON AGUA de Sankt Pauli e.V. is officially registered and recognized as a non-profit organization.
Since those early days, the Viva con Agua Kosmos has grown steadily and now stands for a network of more than 10,000 volunteer supporters. There are Viva con Agua volunteer crews in countless German cities and independent registered clubs in Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands.
With the foundation of Viva con Agua Kampala in Uganda, since early 2015, a VcA crew has also been represented in a project country - Ugandans are collecting donations for projects in Uganda and carrying out their own projects on site.

The idea of ALL PROFIT organization and fundraising with fun and joy has become an international idea. So, what about you!? Wanna join?

A short VcA history

2005 the idea for VcA is born after a training camp at FC St. Pauli in Cuba.
2006 the association Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V. becomes official.
2009 sees the founding of Viva con Agua Switzerland as a non-profit association.
2009 Benjamin Adrion receives the Federal award "Bundesverdienstkreuz" for VcA.
2010 we found the VcA Foundation and thus secure the idea and the ideals in the long term.
2010 we start our first social business. VcA Wasser GmbH is founded and the first VcA mineral water is sold.
2013 Viva con Agua Austria was founded as a non-profit association.
2014 the number of volunteer VcA supporters increases to more than 6,000.
2014 the VcA network is active in over 40 European cities.
2015 Viva con Agua Netherlands is founded as a non-profit association.
2015 the number of volunteer VcA supporters increases to more than 10,000
2015 start of VcA Kampala (Uganda), the first volunteer crew in a project country.
2016 VcA celebrates its 10th anniversary and looks back on projects that could improve the lives of over 2 million people.
2017 more than 30 international runners will walk from Rwanda to Uganda and celebrate the official founding of Viva con Agua Uganda

2019 founding the first Viva con Agua Social Business in Uganda by teaming up with spouts water filters

Viva con Agua - Our Projects

Viva con Agua supports domestic and global projects

Viva con Agua is a network of people and organisations commited to establish access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation for all humans worldwide. To accomplish these objectives VCA supports a range of domestic and global projects.

Global projects

We support so called WASH-Projects, which is short for the project-components WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene. Further we supplement many projects with art productions of local and international artists. We are convinced that art is a proper way to get complicated and tricky content across easily and have fun doing so.

Domestic projects

In Germany our main goal is to activate the civil society and sensitize people for the global issues of clean drinking water and basic access to sanitation. We want to encourage people to (re-)think and therefore we are on the road everyday to show that you can change the world in a positve manner and have fun doing so.


Donate to Viva con Agua


You would like to support Viva con Agua and our projects? Well, you just found exactly the right place to do so! Feel free to choose between bank transfer and our online donation form.


Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V.
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Walk with us from Kigali to Kampala and celebrate Viva con Agua Uganda – Art, Music, Sports creating WATER FOR ALL

Viva con Agua Uganda started out of the desire to engage people in a process in which they are responsible for their own. Most of what is done in Germany to support water projects in Uganda could be done in Uganda. Therefore, it only made sense that we as Ugandans did not just watch others but join the international movement Viva con Agua in the fight against thirst.