SAM3 Filters Distributed

Reported by Consolée UWIMANA
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June 2022

SAM3 Filters Distributed

Reported by Consolée UWIMANA, Story written by Amanda Mulder

In June, volunteers were able to assemble and distribute 78 SAM3 household filters to families in Mugwato Village in the Rukumberi Sector. We expect 343 household members will benefit directly from the use of the filters. In addition, since many families share the filter with neighbors, we expect another 686 people will benefit indirectly.

In addition to distributing filters, volunteers in the sector were able to visit 101 households with SAM3 filters, 7 facilities with SAM2 community filters, and 7 churches with rain water harvest systems. All systems were found in good working order.

Country: Rwanda
District: Ngoma
Sector: Rukumberi
Cell: Ntovi
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.