197 Household Filters Distributed

Reported by Rebero Jean d'Amour
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August 2021

197 Household Filters Distributed

Reported by Rebero Jean d'Amour, Story written by Amanda Mulder

In August, Water Project volunteers distributed 197 SAM3 household filters to families in Rukumberi sector.

Didace, the Water Project Technical Officer was impressed by our volunteers' ability to distribute this many filters. "I thank Water Project volunteers for their hardworking to assemble and distribute household filter. There is still a challenge of distributing less than 25 water filters per day to respect measures against the spread of COVID-19, but volunteers worked more days than planned in order to serve more beneficiaries in accessing safe drinking water."

Water Project volunteers also conducted 72 home visits to check on the functionality of SAM3 household filters, checked 6 SAM2 household filters, and 6 rain water harvest systems.

Country: Rwanda
District: Ngoma
Sector: Rukumberi
Cell: Rubona
SAM3 (Sand And Membrane) filters are placed in households for a family and their neighbors. They meet WHO's standards and requires no electricity to function, making it ideal for rural communities. Each family receives extensive training and ongoing volnteer support to maintain the filter for it's 10-year-plus lifespan.