We believe in giving people the freedom to choose to better their health rather than forcing a technology on them. Families who choose to buy a filter are doing so because they see the benefits and they truly want to use a bio-sand filter in their home. Parents will know they’ve made a decision to better the health of their family, something that builds up personal dignity.
We want to support communities. When people volunteer to act as a Community Promoter in their area we get really excited. These people want to do something to better the lives of their friends and neighbours. They get to take action. We have the opportunity to support them in that as they connect people who want a filter with our organization. They play a vital role as agents of change.
Empowering people results in healthier economies. Families who choose to use a bio-sand filter will see improved health. Fewer medical expenses mean there is more household income available to put towards food, school, and other daily expenses. Parents who are healthy can work and support their families. Healthy children can learn. A little goes a long way!
What we do is about so much more than just providing access to clean water.
Our long term goal is to create change that will lead to a long term difference.
Providing bio-sand filters is just the first step. Education gets us one step closer. Job training? Another step closer. Community empowerment? One more step.
The biggest change will happen when families have become so used to using treated water in their homes that they refuse to drink anything that isn’t treated, and their children raise children who don’t know anything but having treated water in their homes.
By using a filtration system that is durable, and can be used for many years to come, we can help families move in that direction.
We believe in long term development, and we’re committed to being here to see that happen!