Total Cost: US$ 300
South Sudan Biosand Filter Project
In South Sudan, water is a precious commodity. Communities settle as close to water sources as possible. For many communities, this water source is a muddy river or a hand-dug hole in the ground where water accumulates from rain or underground springs. The water is usually muddy and often contaminated by bacteria or viruses. UNICEF estimates that more than 30% of the population of South Sudan (11 million people) does not have access to clean water. Neverthirst works with a local partner to provide biosand filters to communities without access to clean water. This allows people to drink clean water that is free of most bacteria. Also, it is a very durable, locally made product that can be used without electricity, which is not available in most parts of South Sudan.