BioSand Water Filter Making and Training Mobile Team
Our goal is to provide Clean Water to 2,200 families by the year 2016. The key strategy to achieving this goal is to train people in the village/community to make bio-sand water filters and teach them sanitation and hygiene, with the help of our BioSand Water Filter Making and Training Mobile Team. This will help more families have access to clean water and help them to reduce illness and mortality caused by lack of clean water, that happens from time to time in different villages of Burundi.
BioSand Water Filters offer an elegantly simple technology that removes 95-99% of bacteria, viruses, worms, and parasites, as well as harmful metals. BioSand Filters are being used around the world to provide safe drinking water in homes, schools, orphanages, hospitals and clinics.
Filters are inexpensive, durable and can be made locally virtually everywhere. A filter that provides clean water for a family costs approximately $35 in Burundi and will work for up to 30 years with almost no maintenance.
Our objective is to provide clean water to 2,200 families, totaling about 25,000 persons, made by children, women and men.
Our Team that will be helping the community to make BioSand water filters and teach them hygiene is composed of three persons, men and women, well trained and equipped in the area of BioSand water filter making and communty training.
To make 2,200 BioSand water filters by the year 2016, we will need to be training people from different communities and helping them make bio-sand water filters, in different villages of Burundi, where clean water is needed.
From the team:
Mr. Kabura Damas said, "Serving in this new project, to provide clean water is a new opportunity and privilege to serve the community and help to save the lives of children, women and men who could die, due to the lack of clean water. I am committed to teach hygiene to the community and how to make bio box water filters. This project gives me a new opportunity to help improve the condition of living of our community."
Mrs. Stephanie Barutwanayo said, "I am joining JRMD BIOSAND WATER FILTER MAKING AND TRAINING MOBILE TEAM, because l very much want to contribute in providing clean water to the community so that they can have good health and reduce illness and death in our community, due to lack of good drinking water. I am so proud to have a such privilege and opportunity to serve our community."
Mr. Samson Munahi said, "I am joining JRMD BIOSAND WATER FILTER MAKING AND TRAINING MOBILE TEAM, because I had a privilege to be among the first group of people in Burundi, who were trained to make BioSand box water filters. I am willing to help provide clean water to the community, because water is life. I very much want people to know that there is a way to provide clean water to the community in an easy way. I will be serving our community with love."