The biosand Filter bring economic freedom through reducing the medical cost of treating water-related illness. Mary Adochi is a single mother who lost her husband during the South Sudan tribal civil war in 2016. She has been living with her four children in a refugee camp in Uganda, While in the camp her family was suffering from diarrhea and typhoid. Here is what marry said; I decided to call Feat Africa to bring me a filter because my children are suffering from diarrhea. I spend over 50,000 shillings every month for medical treatment. Now that i got the filter, my Family is saving enough money for food and school fees. I can now use my time for preaching the gospel and selling in the market.
The household biosand filter (BSF) technology is an adaptation of the traditional slow sand filter, which has been used for community drinking water treatment for 200 years https://www.cawst.org/services/expertise/biosand-filter/more-information. The biosand filter technology was developed by Dr. David Manz in the late 1980s at the University of Calgary, Canada.
While Feat Africa adopted the biosand filter, a technology that provide economic freedom to households in 2016. The rural communities of Kajo-Keji, Juba, Yei in south Sudan; Koboko, Arua, Pakwach in Uganda and Ingbokolo in the Democratic Republic of Congo have benefited from this services.