Water filter provides safe water for families
These concrete filters use layers of sand and gravel to remove harmful microorganisms and pollutants from water gathered in streams, lakes, or ponds. Users take the murky liquid and transform it into clean drinking water.
Ugandan widow an “early adopter” of BioSand Water Filter technology
When Samaritan’s Purse arrived in her village in Uganda, offering concrete boxes filled with sand and gravel that could end everyone’s periodic bouts of painful and energy-draining diarrhea, Florence Akullo quickly welcomed the BioSand Water...
“Sweat equity” well worth it, says BioSand Filter owner 20 years later
But need for more filters in developing world remains urgent.
Neighbors’ improved health convinces Muslim man to ask for BioSand Filter
“I was afraid some of us might die” from community’s poor water quality.
Mother’s death highlights life-saving value of Samaritan’s Purse Water Projects
Filters turn dirty water into safe, drinkable water in minutes.