We can help reduce that number.
In my graduate research, I am collaborating with a non-profit organization in California, Safe Water International (SWI), to develop a water filter that will provide clean drinking water for people in need. However, to get this project off the ground, I need your help.
- Affordable. The filter costs less than $8, which we have determined families with an annual income under $200 can afford.
- Effective. It can remove bacteria to a safe level, and can treat many water conditions, including cloudy and highly contaminated water.
- Locally sustainable. It can stimulate community involvement and create local businesses. The filter uses mostly locally available resources (sand, gravel, ceramics). Safe Water International will utilize its experience and network to create a supply chain for materials that are not readily available, such as plastic tubes, spigots, and colloidal silver.
- Easy-to-use and maintain. It is versatile with the flexibility to be scaled up or down.