The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee is working with the Kisii Unitarian Universalist Church to set up a Ceramic Water Filter factory in Kisii, Kenya. These filters are made with an antimicrobial colloidal silver coating on a ceramic filter that reduces marker bacteria, like E. coli by 99.9%. Providing clean water reduces disease transmission, lowers mortality rates, reduces suffering, keeps kids from missing school days, and long term can have a drastic economic effect. The World Health Organization has estimated that for every $1 invested in clean water and sanitation a $3 to $34 economic return is yielded.
The project is moving ahead as funds are contributed. Example costs include: a half a kilogram of Colloidal Silver for $750 US (treats 2,500 filters), kiln for $1,200, mortar mixer for $2,000, plastic containers costing $3 a piece, stickers explaining proper usage costing $1 a piece, etc.
To learn more about the project, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2o-xyrMoBc
For more info on how to contribute to this exciting project, visit the donation page at YouCaring.
To stay up to date on the project, request to join the UU Tallahassee-Kisii Exchange Facebook Group.