Water Filter for Ocosito
Required to Fulfill Village Needs
Help a family say goodbye to upset stomachs, sickness, poor digestion, and parasite pills for two years by purchasing a share of a water filter.
WHAT IS THE PRODUCT?
A culture-friendly water filter that purifies water for a family for two years, without adding any burden to the family because it does not require any electricity or outside resources to operate. Your purchase funds one-quarter of a filter and includes delivery, installation, and educating the family how to maintain it.
WHAT DOES IT SOLVE?
This Ecofiltro water filter effectively removes 100% microbial contaminants like e. coli, fecal matter and coliform. It solves the problem of contaminated water for cooking and drinking.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Having a water filter in each home reduces diarrheal diseases, the amount of fuel wood used and respiratory infections caused by boiling contaminated water, and money spent on bottled water. The availability of drinkable water increases nutritional value and overall health. Ecofiltro states that the daily use of the water filter reduces 3 tons of CO² emissions annually because water no longer needs to be boiled over an open fire.
WHERE IS IT SOURCED?
You will be supporting Guatemalan jobs with this eco-friendly, hand-made product.
PRODUCT RESEARCH RESULTS
Our observation is that 100% of MPACT Project communities are living with wells, springs and tap water that are contaminated. Ceramic pot filtration is recommended to remove bacteria in places with contamination problems.
LEVEL OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Clean water is considered a nutritional need and therefore this product is meeting the needs of the first stage of human development. It is essential in order to move forward with solving the problems in these villages.