Fighting Waterborne Illness with a BioSand Filter
Water is essential for life. Without it, a person can only survive a few days. Unfortunately, there is a staggering amount of people around the world who have little or no access to clean drinking water. It is imperative that we work to make sure improved water is available to everyone.
BSF Philippines is one organization that is striving to accomplish this. The group is engaged in an ongoing effort to ensure rural communities throughout the Philippines have access to safe drinking water. In this island nation densely populated with over 100 million people, over 50% of the people do not have access to sanitary water.
By installing BioSand Water Filters in villages throughout the country, BSF Philippines is protecting Filipinos from the dangers of ingesting dirty water. Consuming water from unsanitary sources increases the risk of contracting waterborne diseases like cholera, typhoid, and Hepatitis A. In fact, illnesses caused by unclean water are the number one cause of death in the Philippines.
But these waterborne diseases could easily be prevented with the aid of a BioSand Water Filter. By pouring water collected from streams or other sources into the top of the unit, harmful contaminates that lead to diarrhea, joint pain, liver problems, and many other health complications are eliminated. This includes the removal of E. coli and fecal coliform bacteria through both biological and mechanical processes. The end product is safe, clean, potable water that is clear, has no smell, and tastes better.
Villages that have received a BioSand Water Filter have been very appreciative of the results. The video below is just one of the many testimonials of a very thankful citizen.
The BioSand Water Filters are truly life-changing for the recipients.
BSF Philippines needs your support to bring these filters to even more of the 50 million Filipinos who do not have access to clean water. Along with sanitation training and family de-worming, the organization can protect these men, women, and children from life-threatening diseases. By purchasing a Gift That Gives More™, you can fund their efforts. Click here to fight waterborne illnesses for Filipino families with a BioSand Water Filter.
by Brittany Bullen, September 2, 2015