Honduran Water Filter Project
Organized by: Margaret Kunst
Recently, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel to Haiti and Honduras. While in these countries I was able to see firsthand what it means to be water insecure. I myself have never had to live every day questioning my water source or wonder where I might find clean water with which to cook my next meal. School children carry water miles to school in large jugs so they can have a clean meal, which might be their only meal of the day. Often times children- girls in particular- drop out of school so they can get water for their families. Seeing the troubles that they go through everyday truly taught me to appreciate the clean water that I take for granted!
In the town that I grew up in is the company that I now work for- the Kohler Company. The Kohler Company is working to bring clean, safe drinking water to developing nations with the KOHLER Clarity water filtration system. http://www.us.kohler.com/us/KOHLER-Clarity-Brings-Safe-Water-to-those-in-Need/content/CNT120700001.htm KOHLER Clarity can filter up to 10.5 gallons of water each day, meeting the drinking water needs of a typical family. The ceramic filter life is estimated up to one year, and Clarity costs less than 1 cent per person per day to operate. At the end of the filter’s useful life, the cartridge can be easily removed and replaced, eliminating the need to purchase a new system and reducing waste. I was lucky enough to be provided 10 of these filters free of charge to take with me to Honduras. I gave them out to families and saw the difference that was made in their lives immediately.
While in Honduras I met a man Armando who works for Global Water Brigades, which currently has 200 communities that need to filter water. Only 10 of these communities are getting clean, filtered drinking water. Armando was so excited about these KOHLER Clarity filters and I am too. He asked if I could possibly get him 200 Clarity water filters. How could I say no to a request to help get clean, safe drinking water to those in need? I have started to raise some funds already but I need more to make sure I keep my promise to Armando. I am asking those who can, and those who want to, to help me. I have been tracking all of the donations meticulously and can promise that the money donated here will be used solely for the filters themselves and the transportation of these filters. Please help. Donate if you can. You can make a big difference with a small donation.