83 SAM3 Filters Distributed

Reported by Consolée UWIMANA
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April 2022

83 SAM3 Filters Distributed

Reported by Consolée UWIMANA, Story written by Amanda Mulder

In April, Water Project volunteers worked four days a week to sift and wash sand for SAM3 household filters. Consequently, the team was able to assemble and distribute 83 SAM3 filters to families in Bare and Karokora village in the Rukumberi sector. 

In addition, volunteers visited 115 families with SAM3 household filters, 7 facilities with SAM2 community filters, and 7 churches with rain water harvest systems. There were no serious issues identified during these visits.

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.