We gave out Purifaaya ceramic water filters to beneficiaries at no cost to ensure that the households get safe and clean drinking water, eliminate water-borne diseases, and also save the environment through the reduction of tree cutting to use as fuel for boiling water.
Spout Water together with their international partners TASC (The African Stove Company) partnered with the Tooro Kingdom to freely distribute 30,000 PURIFAAYA™ Ceramic Water Filters worth over UGX 3 billion to households within the region.
The project lasted 6 months and each beneficiary household was trained about the Purifaaya ceramic water filter and how it works and also sensitized on how to assemble, maintain and clean the ceramic water filters to ensure constant use as well as to ensure that the beneficiaries don’t go back to the traditional methods of accessing drinking water.
The target beneficiaries were households that use three-stone fires to boil/treat their drinking water and those that do not treat their water before drinking.
The Purifaaya is a green product, an efficient and clean technology for the treatment of drinking water.
Target Indicator – 7.1.2 Proportion of the population with primary reliance on clean fuels and technology.
In the process of production to distribution of the Water Filters, SPOUTS generates employment for marketing/sales and distribution / technical/other employees.
Target Indicator – 8.5.1 Average hourly earnings of female and male employees, by occupation, age and persons with disabilities.
Purifaaya Water Filters reduce/eliminate the consumption of non-renewable biomass (wood & charcoal) by the beneficiary household by up to 100%
Target Indicator – 12.2.2 Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP.