In the Western world, water is easily
accessible and taken for granted. According to experts, water is
ranked second only to oxygen as essential for human life. Most can
survive approximately two months without food, but only a few days
In developing countries, access to potable
water is a major concern. It is estimated that 1.1
Billion people live without access
to an "improved water source", even more people drink
water that is polluted and grossly contaminated with bacteria,
viruses and protozoa, many of which are intestinal parasites.
Drinking contaminated water usually causes
diarrhea, a major cause of disease and death. There are approximately
cases of diarrhea per year worldwide. An estimated 1.8
Million people die of diarrhea every
year, most under the age of 5. WHO (World Health Organization)
believes that 94% of diarrheal cases are preventable with simple
modifications to the environment, which includes access to potable
water, proper sanitation and hygiene. In children, diarrheal
episodes cause dehydration, reducing absorption of nutrients (which
can cause stunting), reduces resistance to infection, and can
potentially cause long-term gut disorders.
LifeCorps International in association
with FilterPure will bring a safe drinking water technology to
impoverished people in developing countries and proper sanitation and
hygiene education to reduce illness caused by contaminated water,
providing them with another tool to help break the cycle of poverty.
Experts have proven that one of the most
effective ways of providing safe drinking water is through a "point
of use" or POU filtration system.
FilterPure has created a cheap, simple,
effective and environmentally friendly technology that will filter
99.9% of contaminants producing a clean, fresh tasting source of
potable water, potentially eliminating water borne diseases,
saving the lives of many children and adults.
At present, there are three factories in
developing countries producing the FilterPure water filter, with
a planned factory at the LifeCorps Education Centre in Liberia,
Africa. These factories will:
easier access to a FilterPure water filter and an "improved
education on drinking water, proper sanitation and hygiene
productivity by eliminating a cause of gastro intestinal disease
among working adults.
boiling as an alternative to produce potable water, reducing the
need for wood or fossil fuels and ,
burning =reduced smoke=reduced child mortality rates due to
respiratory infections-a major cause of death in children.
child and infant mortality rates by reducing the incidence of
For $45 Canadian, you can purchase one water
filtration system that will last for up to five years and produce
clean, safe drinking water for a needy family in Haiti, Dominican
Republic, Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda. (a tax deductable receipt will
be provided for Canadians residents only)
For residents of the United States or for more
information about the FilterPure ceramic water filtration
technology please click the link:http://filterpurefilters.org/