Wednesday, April 6, 2011

how it all started

Clean Water For The World's inspiration came from Jerry and Judy Bohl of Otsego, MI. In 1995, the couple visited El Salvador with a church group and quickly realized how many children were dying due to lack of clean water.

Jerry designed a simple, inexpensive drinking water disinfecting system which sanitizes up to five gallons of water per minute, which translates too about 300 gallons per hour. It's compact, easy to install and maintain, and runs on a 40-watt ultraviolet light bulb OR solar power, if necessary. 

Clean Water For The World has installed these systems in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti, Ghana, Kenya and Ecuador.

Obviously, it's a little difficult for me to hop on a plane and go take pictures of these systems in other countries...although I'd love to! Pictured below is a system that was installed on a tree in Haiti!
In the next post, I will tell you about how the system actually works. In the meantime, email me with your pictures and stories about your water bottles! {} OR if you would like to visit the Clean Water For The World's website to make a financial donation on your own, click here.

According to the World Health Organization, 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to clean water—that’s approximately one in six people on earth.

Be the change. Make the difference.

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