Proper water filtration easily prevents the spread of water-borne diseases such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis, malaria, polio, intestinal worms, and typhoid. The problem with most filtration systems is that they require regular replacement of filters that are too expensive for most families. The filters that we use are surprisingly simple, using the same technology as dialysis machines, and each filter is good for eight years. One local man complained of constant stomach ailments caused by parasites, but after using a Sawyer Water Filter for several weeks, his symptoms went away. These filters can be bought for $55.
Up to this day...
20 Water Filters for projects of the Lutheran Hour
8 Water Filters for families receiving new homes
25 Water Filters to families in Chile near Gualan
60 Water Filters to families of special needs children in San Miguel Duenas
75 Water Filters to the village of Chixollis