WHY DO THESE VILLAGERS NEED WATER FILTERS?
The villages we are currently visiting in Tanzania, Africa are semi nomadic people who do not have permanent locations. When water or grass for their livestock are depleted they move. When the hunter gatherer tribes run out of resources, they pack up everything and carry it all to a new location. These water filters are small enough to be portable and go with them to their next home.
The villagers live in mud, stick and thatch roof houses with hard packed dirt floors just as they have done for centuries. They have no running water, plumbing or electricity. Each hut has a small fireplace/hearth in the middle and the sides are walled off to make two rooms for sleeping and one for cooking. The mud/dung/grass/hay and stick huts are built completely by the women! I was amazed. Yeah, for women power.
SPECS & INFO ABOUT THE WATER FILTERS
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