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SAWYER WATER FILTERS

Sawyer Water Filters were originally used in dialysis, and have been  adapted to purify water. These one-time only investment are easily cleaned and come with a backwash syringe. Each filter can provide 500 litres of clean water per day, and cost less than one pence per litre.  The size of a bicycle pump, they are easy to transport and don't take up a lot of space.  


We began raising funds for the filters in May 2017, and distributed the first fifty among some of our sponsor children, whose water source is some of the dirtiest in Kenya. It was amazing to see their reaction, and the delight in having clean safe water for their families.


It is our intention to provide all 300 of our sponsor children with clean safe water, and then the wider communtiy.   Follow ups have been so encouraging and it is great to see families sharing their water filter with other families and their communities.  So one filter, which cost £60 including clean buckets, is providing more than one family with clean water, and if maintained, they will last ten years plus.


The World Health Organisations states that 1.4 million children die every year from water-borne illnesses–that’s 1 child every 20 seconds.  




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