This spring, heavy rain swept through several provinces
in northern Afghanistan, resulting in floods that caused
major damage and destruction. More than 90,000 people
are estimated to have been affected by the torrential downpours.
Thousands lost their belongings and their homes. Clean water has been
a major need in theses provinces. Sawyer Filters made it possible to provide safe
water to the most remote villages where government was unable to supply trucked water.
The gravity-operated filter and fast flow rate mean anyone, anywhere can have clean water in a matter of seconds.
Children getting involved with the filters.
Distribution process in Sar-e pol.
Families are able to hook up their filter literally in minutes to almost any locally found container.