Picture: Fiji, Give Clean Water (NGO)
Thanks to technology, there are numerous ways to increase access to clean drinking water, such as digging wells or using various kinds of filters. Hope Water provides filters instead of digging wells.
Providing a filter is more cost effective. The price to dig a well ranges from $5,000-$15,000. The cost to buy, send, and install a filter in a community is much less.
Filters eliminate logistics about who will build wells and where.
Filters purify the nearest water source. While wells do provide a closer water source, the water from the well is not always clean and ready to drink.
Why Does It Matter....?
“Most people get their water from a river. About 90% of the community drink unfiltered water. They're are outbreaks of various diseases all the time, where you are cautioned to Boil your water before use, the filters will keep families healthy and from getting sick when there's an outbreak.”
Excutive Director of Mission Haiti - Paul Perissien