Margaret is happy because the Biosand Filter #184 installed in her household in Koboko has reduced the common typhoid cases. The main water source for the family is a hand pump which many complain of typhoid worms. The biosand filter help my family because it has improve the quality of water and it is good for my family health. Margaret is also happy because her family attended the training of how to correctly use and maintain the filter. Margaret family will no longer spend $56 every month for typhoid treatment. http://www.featafrica.org/?page_id=17.
There is a significant need for water treatment to improve health and avoid the spread of disease. Dirty water is poured into the top of the filter, flowing through the bio-layer, sand and rock, that all work together using natural processes to remove protozoa, bacteria, and worms. When the water pours out the spout the majority of contaminants are removed therefore improving the taste and appearance of water, and contributing towards improving health. Pray for many South Sudanese, Ugandans and Congolese who are trying to start new lives in Uganda. As CAWST reports, The biosand filter is a proven household water treatment technology in developing countries.