March 11, 2015
March 22, World Water Day, will kick off GW's second Water Week. The goal of the week is to raise at least $8,500 to purchase 100 BioSand water filters that Seeds of Hope will place in homes in Solwezi, Zambia. Donations exceeding the goal will be used to provide training in the proper use and care of the filter. Regular monitoring ensures proper, long?lasting function. The filters give an average of nine people, who lack access to clean water, a means to produce it in their own homes for a lifetime. The filters greatly reduce exposure to numerous disease?causing pathogens.
In order to promote a sense of responsibility, recipients pay a nominal fee of approximately four to six dollars for their filter. Additionally, all recipients are expected to attend a Recipient Training course prior to receipt, where they learn the basics of filter use, care, and maintenance; allow one of Seeds of Hope's Community Health Promoters to periodically check up on the function and use of the filter; and attend a Recipient Refresher course after six months.
Each filter, manufactured in Zambia, costs only $85, but it will take $20,350 for Seeds of Hope to provide the filter, training, monitoring, and refresher training needed to ensure the filter does indeed last a family a lifetime. When you give a designated gift to GW during Water Week (or any time throughout the year) you are giving the gift of clean water.
Seeds of Hope invites GW to pray for the filter recipients,, that this intervention would help them to step free of the illness and poverty that have long kept them from moving forward. They also ask that we pray that their coordinators and Community Health Promoters remain healthy and able to continue their work, spreading knowledge and health.
Download and share our Water Week Flyer: http://bit.ly/1HDBYiX