Improving Technology Can Save Lives

I’m back in Haiti now and it feels so good! More about that later though. Right now I want to share something VERY cool with all of you.

Clean Water for Haiti, the organization that Chris and I direct in Haiti, has a bit of a reputation for helping to make improvements on the filter in the past that have been adopted world wide. Well, we’re at it again!

Chris has been part of a project, along with some engineering friends of his, that has developed an injection molded diffusor basin for the filters. A nutshell explanation – the current diffusor plate that sits inside the filter on a lip of concrete slows down the water when it goes in so it doesn’t pit the sand bed and disrupt the bio-layer. The diffusor basin will essentially be a square bucket that sits on the top of the filter and has the same function, but will fit better and won’t let water channel down the sides of the sand bed, improving the quality of treated water coming out of the bio-sand filter.

The thing is, in order to put this into production we need money! About $20,000. To get things going we’re running an Indiegogo project where people from all over can see what we’re doing, and share and donate towards it.

To see our project go here.

And, please SHARE on facebook, twitter, your own blogs – anywhere that people might take notice. You will be helping save lives, and it takes a few seconds of your time.

~Leslie

 

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About Leslie

I'm Leslie. Wife. Mother. Missionary. In the day to day my husband and I are responsible for running Clean Water for Haiti, a humanitarian mission that builds and distributes water filters to Haitian families. Living in Haiti full time provides lots of stories, and as I tell my husband, our grandkids probably won't believe most of them. Maybe writing them down will give me some credibility.

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