Working in close conjunction with Steve Rutledge and Mike Yap, the founders of Adopt a Village in Laos, a Canadian registered charity (#83699 1000 RR0001), I have been volunteering my services in a variety of ways. In this instance, I am helping them spearhead their water filters campaign for 2011-2012. Before the end of this year, they will need to secure 1,000 water filter donations. At the end of 2011, when they return to Southeast Asia to continue their humanitarian work with the hill tribes of rural Laos, they will be distributing and installing these units. Each filter costs $55.00 Canadian and will service a family of up to 8 people with clean drinking water for many years to come, greatly improving each family's overall health.You can donate as an individual or a group of friends can pool their resources and contribute one or more units. Whichever way you want to do this, we need your support so that we can achieve our target.
For additional information, download the water filter brochure.
Made in Chamapasak province, Laos, these economical and durable gravity-fed water purification filters are highly effective at removing bacteria, protozoa, helminths (parasitic worms), turbidity and other suspended solids, all of which can contribute to major health issues such as liver and kidney failure. In addition, the pores of the ceramic filter are "infused with antibacterial silver to provide a permanent, secondary defense". (Source: Lao Water)
Before each hill tribe family can receive a water filter, one member from each family must take a hygiene course to learn how to maintain it properly.
Each donor will receive an emailed photo of the receiving family with the filter and the label with that donor's name (or a name of the donor's choosing), city, province (or state). Also included on the label with the donor's country flag as a backdrop, are the words 'In Friendship and Respect' in Lao. See samples below.
To donate today, please email Steve Rutledge at firstname.lastname@example.org.