Biosand filters are simple and effective. They remove 99% of all microbes from water, require no electricity, and provide clean water for a family of 8-10 people. For the small, rural communities in Ghana, where we will work, this is an ideal solution.Biosand filters are a proven product that leaves water clearer and safer. Larger particles are initially removed in the diffuser basin. As the water enters the sand, many microbes get trapped and cannot find nutrients except other microbes. The larger microbes eat the smaller microbes, which are often disease-causing viruses and pathogens. As a result, our biosand filters will reduce the prevalence of waterborne disease and save lives.
Biosand Filters Save Lives
We train villagers in Tordzinu and Dorkplorame to produce biosand filters and finance sustained production led by volunteers in the villages. By providing these villages with biosand filters, we will ultimately provide over 2,400 individuals with clean water. This will reduce the prevalence of waterborne disease in the villages and help them healthier and happier lives.