Volunteers Visit Recipient Families in GashoraReported by Rebero Jean d'Amour, Story written by Amanda Mulder
In December 2019, Water Project volunteers visited 79 families in Gashora who had previously received SAM3 Household Filters or Slow Sand Filters. During these visits, volunteers talked with families about health and hygiene behaviors that can improve their health. They also helped families with filter maintenance and backflushing SAM3 systems as necessary.
Through these visits, volunteers did not identify and larger issues that needed to be addressed.
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.