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Drinking Water & Environmental Health Project
In Indonesia, most families get their drinking water from public taps, wells, or directly from the river. Usually all these water sources are contaminated with bacteria that cause diarrhea and other diseases, therefore most people boil their water before drinking or must purchase drinking water by the gallon. Bottled water is expensive and to boil water they must also purchase kerosene, LPG or wood, which is not only expensive but also more harmful to our environment and the communities’ health.
In Indonesia, 46 out of every 1,000 children die before reaching age 5. Most of these deaths are caused by diarrhea derived from bacteria spread through unclean drinking water. Therefore, in 2003 Pelita Indonesia started the manufacture of ceramic drinking water filters to assist in providing the poor of Indonesia with an alternative and cheap source of clean drinking water.
Ceramic Filter Brochure–Download