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Clean Water Campaign

Improve health, strengthen communities, and protect the environment

Countless hours of productivity are lost to waterborne illnesses across the world.  In fact, 2 million annual deaths are caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene, according to the World Health Organization.

Provide clean water for less than a penny per liter

NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign will improve the lives of thousands by installing water filters in homes across Kenya, Ghana, Honduras, Ethiopia, Asia and other communities. Simple, proven household water filters eliminate 90-99% of bacteria and parasites while eliminating the common practice of burning unsustainably harvested firewood to boil dirty water. Carbon reductions deliver additional value to address your company’s greenhouse gas emissions goals.

Clean Water Campaign: Stories of Lives Changed

Hellen

Location: Kanyango, Kenya
Number in Household: 7
Water Source: River
Previous Treatment Method: Boiling
Benefits Reported: Household expenses reduced, fewer digestive ailments, more time for income generating activities

Hellen lives in a small village of 20 people with her five children and husband. Before the Hydraid® filter installation, she collected or purchased expensive firewood to boil the river water used for drinking and cooking. Now, everyone in the family is healthier with less diarrhea and upset stomach.

     Hellen

Abaiku

Location: Atadeka Ashaiman, Greater Accra, Ghana
Number in Household: 8
Water Source: Pond, occasional piped water
Previous Treatment Method: None
Benefits Reported: Fewer digestive ailments, increased energy, reduced skin rashes

Abaiku is a driver living in Atadeka Ashaiman with his wife, three children and extended family. With only two hours of piped water per month, they resort to collecting water where they can find it, often a visibly polluted pond. The family was stunned at the simplicity and effectiveness of the Hydraid® filter. Since using the filter, the family has seen a reduction in digestive and skin ailments.

    Abaiku

Sally

Location: Ratuoro-Kadenge, Kenya
Number in Household: 5
Water Source: Local spring, rainwater
Previous Treatment Method: Boiling
Benefits Reported: Decrease in household expenses, peace of mind

As a nurse, Sally understands the importance of safe water for her family. Before the installation of her Hydraid® filter, she boiled their water with expensive firewood. She reports, "The water from the filter is clean and tastes good. I am now sure that my children are drinking safe water and we are all happy." Money she used to spend on firewood now pays education fees for the children.

     Sally

Eunice

Location: Adenta, Greater Accra, Ghana
Number in Household: 4
Water Source: Rainwater, occasional piped water
Previous Treatment Method: Boiling
Benefits Reported: Household expenses reduced 35%

Eunice and her husband, a school teacher, have spent some of their limited funds on firewood to boil water, treating the "inevitable slime" from purchased water. With the Hydraid® filter, they no longer need to purchase firewood or expensive water from street vendors, reducing their expenses by 35%. Eunice now filters all of her water, including water she uses for laundry and food preparation.

    Eunice

Beatrice

Location: Ombogo, Kenya
Number in Household: 4
Water Source: Community well
Previous Treatment Method: Boiling
Benefits Reported: Household expenses reduced by 14%, reduced digestive ailments

Beatrice and her three children suffered from typhoid fever and diarrhea. With the Hydraid® filter, Beatrice reports that her family is clear of the waterborne illnesses. She also has redirected 14% of her income previously allocated for firewood to paraffin for lighting, enabling her children to study in the evening.

   Beatrice

Kenya Clean Water Project

Hydraid® filters cut CO2 emissions and provide safe drinking water for families and communities.

Ghana Clean Water Project

Simple, effective water filters reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver clean water to thousands of households.