Give Clean Water - Fiji
Team Member: Betty Hanna
Robert Hanna wrote -
OVER 50% OF FIJI LACKS ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER
$100 provides a sustainable clean drinking water solution for a family in rural Fiji.
The Mission of Give Clean Water is to provide a sustainable clean drinking water solution to every person in Fiji. How we do it: Give Clean Water partners with local community organizations to identify families in need of clean water filters. We then gather biographical and demographic information from each recipient family, take photos and mark each house with a GPS address.
On installation day, team members made up of local volunteers and Give Clean Water teams visit the home, install the system and spend time educating the family on how to maintain the filter. The teams also educate the family on basic hygiene and the importance of drinking and cooking exclusively with clean water.
After the system is installed, Give Clean Water will send a follow up team to the homes to answer questions and insure proper use and function of the filter. Each home is also given contact information for the local community organization in case there are any problems with the clean water system.
Give Clean Water is currently using a filter made by Sawyer Products called the Point One Filter. The filter attaches to a 5 gallon bucket and removes 7 log (99.99999%) of all bacteria like salmonella, cholera, and E. coli. and 6 log (99.9999%) of all Protozoa such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium.