Unclean water is the greatest common threat to life, health, education, and economic advancement among the people we strive to help. Getting clean water is a daily challenge shared by over 313 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
International health organizations report that 115 people in Africa die every hour due to water-borne diseases. Many of these are children who die before the age of five. Unclean water carries pathogens and contaminants that cause illnesses like hepatitis, cholera, dysentery and typhoid.
MPA became aware of a filter which effectively eliminates 99.99999% of all the bacteria in unclean water that causes death and illnesses. A simple back-flushing of the filter enables it to be used over and over again.
As we celebrate World Water Day today, March 22nd, we celebrate the opportunity to distribute these clean water filters through sustainable, small loan projects.