Water Filters Save Lives in Uganda, Africa
"Without a BioSand Filter, people would have died one by one due to drinking and using dirty water all the time."
As a grandmother living in rural Uganda, Africa, Susan had no
choice but to use dirty water for her family.
The sole water supply in her community caused diarrheal diseases
including dysentery and typhoid. This often prevented Susan's
eight grandchildren from attending school, and much of her meager
income was spent on treatments for these preventable diseases.
When Samaritan's Purse offered BioSand Water Filters to the
village, Susan learned about the benefits of drinking clean water
and maintaining good health in her home through sanitation and
After signing up to help build her filter and have it installed
in her household, she was amazed at the difference between the
dirty water poured into the filter and the clean water that flowed
"Without a BioSand Filter, people would have died one by one due
to drinking and using dirty water all the time," she said.
Susan has seen a noticeable improvement in her family's
"I can now save a lot more money than when I had to buy drugs
often. My grandchildren now attend school regularly."
Thanks to donations from generous Canadians, Gad and Mpirirwe
Adrine also experienced the life-changing effects of our BioSand
Water Filter program in Uganda. The husband-and-wife worked hard in
their gardens to provide for their seven children, but were forced
to spend money treating water-related diseases.
The burden of chopping and burning endless firewood to boil
polluted, dirty water did not free Gad's family from disease,
because utensils washed in dirty water often negated all their
efforts. Even their clothing could not be thoroughly cleaned
because of the dirty water.
Gad was amazed at the transformation in his family's health
after receiving a BioSand Water Filter.
"[Having clean water] was only a dream before," he said. "White
clothes no longer get stained when washed with filtered water."
Samaritan's Purse water projects also focus on
teaching sanitation and hygiene. These teaching sessions give us an
opportunity to share the love of Christ through our actions and
Ways you can help
Please pray that God would bring a message of spiritual hope to families as Samaritan's Purse delivers clean water to their communities.
About 800 million people in the developing world have no choice but to drink dirty water that leads to disease. A gift of $150 provides a BioSand Water Filter giving a family the foundation for a brighter future and dramatically improving their standard of living. Donate Here