281 Household Filters distributed in JaramaReported by Consolée UWIMANA, Story written by Margaret Coolman
Water treatment volunteers distibuted 281 SAM 3 filters in the Jarama sector. 1,124 people are expected to benefit directly, and each filter can be shared with two neighboring families.
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.