Clean water is essential to a healthy life, yet ONE in NINE people globally do not have access to clean, potable water. FOUR out of TEN people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to clean drinking water.
Ranking 179 out of 187 on the Human Development Index, the people of (The Republic of) Guinea are in deep crisis, lacking the single most important element they need to survive and thrive: Clean water.
To currently acquire this basic need, the people must chop down local trees and mangroves for firewood, which is then burned to boil and purify water for safe consumption. This method fills the air in their homes and villages with damaging pollution. Replacing these destructive methods with a simple filtration method allows natural resources to recover and promotes cleaner air to breathe.
Our durable, portable design houses one of the most powerful water filters in the world.
Through Project Blue, 500,000 water filters will be distributed over the life of the project, giving villages the means to harvest and treat locally-sourced water, converting it from contaminated to the clean water they so desperately need.
The project will offer clean and affordable water purification technology and zero energy water filtration systems which will replace the use of firewood and other fossil burning resources to purify water for 5M people. This will contribute to a significant decrease in carbon emissions, creating healthier communities and mitigating climate change globally.
With such a wide-spread distribution of water filters across all regions of Guinea, we can eliminate needless loss of life by preventing diseases, such a cholera, from spreading. This will also reduce excessive government emergency spending used to help regions recover from these epidemics by preventing illness in the first place.