Nonprofit reaches its first benchmark to send 500 water filters to Cambodia
Four thousand children die each day as a result of diseases caused by ingestion of filthy water, according to the United Nations. The report says four out of every 10 people in the world, particularly those in Africa and Asia, do not have clean water to drink.
Water For Life announced its campaign to raise funds and awareness to support its global clean water initiatives to bring sustainable access to clean water by delivering water filters to families, schools, orphanages and villages.
Water For Life has partnered with Sawyer to provide Personal MINI water filters for pledges that provide Family filters to suffering families, through Indiegogo. In its first few days, Water For Life has already achieved its initial goal of $25,000 to deliver 500 filters to Cambodia and is working on securing funds to send filters to Kenya and India as additional goals.
"Clean water is a basic human need, but not available to 1.4 billion people around the world," said Water for Life founder Rudy Shaffer. "I have traveled to many countries where children are in desperate need of safe drinking water. This high-tech filter is a sustainable solution to supply clean, safe drinking water and directly affects the children that are dying each day from water borne diseases. We see the immediate difference and impact in people's lives from this amazing technology."
The Personal MINI filters available in the campaign are perfect for hiking, camping, traveling and for emergency use during natural disasters. These are the lightest, smallest and most efficient water filters on the planet. Each Personal MINI filter can purify up to 100,000 gal of clean drinking water from any freshwater lake, river or stream, filtering out 99.9% of waterborne diseases.
A single Family filter has the same filter technology as the MINI with the capability of purifying 150 gallons of water per day for up to 10 years, also removing 99.9 percent of water borne diseases.
Contributions for this campaign start at $1 to raise awareness for clean water initiatives starting with pledges at $35 to send Family filters to provide safe, clean drinking water to children and families in developing countries.