News and Notes – April 2014
News and Notes – April 2014
Tongaren Orphanage Center
Hi, the promise I had made finally came true. I have made a delivery of 3 BSF to the orphanage center. I was warmly welcomed by the directors and mostly from the Government Administrators from the region.
I am on drawing board arranging like seminar/workshop to create awareness of BSF Technology to the community surrounding the orphanage center as per request of the Government Administrators in Bungoma County.
I thank you once more.
May The Almighty God Bless You.
Friendly Water for the World’s Honorary Board Chairman Del Livingston and Board member Suzanne Livingston are now home! Though there is question as to where home actually is these days, as they spend up to half of each year now in western Kenya, working on helping communities ensure access to clean water. We are very, very proud of them (and of you, for making their travel possible!)Del and Suzanne worked on multiple projects while they were there – we will report on them all in a future issue of News and Notes.
Talk on BioSand Filter Demonstration Model
This is a working, see-thru, half-size scale model of a BioSand Water Filter.
BioSand Water Filters were invented by Dr. David Manz at the University of Calgary. He patented the technology in 1993, and gave the patent to the world. They are an adaptation of slow-sand filters. BioSand Filters are now in use in 66 countries, providing safe and clean water to more than three million people.
Things are starting to come together. We went to Rutovu yesterday with the model filter, and it now looks like we might have a full training. For the training, the Mayor of Rutovu gave us the use of a classroom and workspace at a technical school.Eliphaz is here in Bujumbura early (since July 31) and because of Seconde’s family memorial, there’s no room for him to stay at the house where we are. Wayne and I gave Eliphaz another $150 to cover the 3 days until Sunday when Claver’s funds would kick in.
We have been doing some work with the Mutaho (Burundi) folks, and found something that you all may find useful in your work marketing and selling Filters.Their Outreach team has been interviewing people who received Filters. They write:"Pure and utter delight at the knowledge that family members and children in particular are no long susceptible to catching waterborne illnesses and those associated with poor hygiene and sanitation, was also voiced. Being newly able to redress dire financial circumstances has been mentioned a number of times too.
News and Notes – June 2014
News and Notes – May 2014
My tomatoes are gone! All sold or planted. Now it’s time for my four kinds of basil! (You have to have it to go with the tomatoes, right?) Now it is time to wait, with a little nurturing, tomatoes happen!
Phoenix Rising Alumni Changing the World – One Biosand Water Filter at a Time March 4, 2014 | Filed underNon-Profits | Posted by ThurstonTalk Editor Submitted by Phoenix Rising biosand water filter Middle school student, Noah Medrud, and his father, Wayne, recently traveled to India to train people on how to install biosand water filters. For most seventh graders, a goal might be getting better grades or having a new iPhone. Phoenix Rising alumni Noah Medrud is dreaming bigger: he wants to bring clean drinking water to the world.
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