AWA: The soap that cleans the rivers

Agency: DDB


In the world, there are still 159 million people who depend on untreated water (rivers, lakes, ponds, streams). Due to this and their cultural heritage, a significant percentage washes their clothes in the rivers. In Peru, this heritage is attributed to its Inca origin, and doing so is also an opportunity for socialization among the women of the villages.
Unfortunately, the soap they use to wash their clothes contributes to the contamination of the river on which the entire community depends (even from which they extract the water to drink), unconsciously causing various diseases.
ANDEA (the mineral water of Cusco, whose purpose is to preserve the natural sources of the Andes) and its creative agency Fahrenheit DDB, decided to draw upon the thousands of people who wash clothes in the rivers to, through them, begin a decontamination process.
After several months of research together with Cirsys (a Peruvian innovation start-up that seeks technological solutions for social development), they managed to find a microorganism with a probiotic function capable of feeding on pollutants from the river. Introducing these microorganisms in bars of soap, AWA was born, a soap that improves the quality of water when washing clothes, proving to have up to 75% efficiency.
ANDEA has made the AWA formula available to governments, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and soap manufacturers, so they can apply it. That way, AWA will reach the right hands and the rivers where these ancient traditions are still carried out. For more information and to contact the project leaders, go to

This professional campaign titled 'AWA: The soap that cleans the rivers' was published in Peru in March, 2021. It was created for the brand: Andea, by ad agency: DDB. This Experiential medium campaign is related to the Soft Drinks industry and contains 4 media assets. It was submitted about 3 years ago by Creative Copywriter: Gonzalo of Fahrenheit DDB.


Advertising Agency: Fahrenheit DDB, Lima, Peru
Cco: Ricardo Chadwick
Dgc: Sergio Franco
Head Of Art: Luciano Leone
Creative Directors: Mauricio Loredo, Gonzalo Vera Tudela
Creative Copywriter: Gonzalo Pazos
Art Director: Angelo Gonzales
Technology Management: Kenny Quiroz, Carlos Hildebrandt
Technological Development: Cirsys
3D Design: Emilio Llerena
Ceo: Alberto Goachet
Brand Director: Fabianna Pezzia
Brand Supervisor: Anaís Mercado
Brand Executive: Vania Toledo
Production Director: Vanessa Díaz
Executive Production: Techi Mori, Carolina Chávez
Producer: Mateo Arrieta
Production Company: Del Mate
Post-Production: Jorge Luis Avilés
Music: Pelo Madueño
General Manager: Edgar Ojeda
Project Manager: José Casafranca


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