Carbon Project Type:
Greenhouse Gas-Reducing Water Purification
Location: Siaya and Bondo, Kenya, Africa
Volume: 100,000 metric tons
Standard: The Gold Standard
In rural Kenya, waterborne illness is a leading cause of death for young children, and untreated water is dangerous to people of all ages. Many Kenyans have to make a daily choice: use polluting woodstoves to purify their water or risk serious ailments.
Wood is unsustainably harvested to boil water in Kenya, so burning it contributes to climate change by unlocking the carbon stored in the wood. It also creates significant indoor air pollution. But the Hydraid® BioSand water filter is a safe and practical alternative. It uses centuries-old slow sand technology to remove waterborne pathogens with simple gravity.
By purchasing Help Build™ carbon offsets, you will provide upfront funding for the installation of these water filters—reducing greenhouse gas pollution and bringing clean air and water to families across Kenya.