Safe Water for School Children in Rural Vietnam

by MEDRIX
Safe Water for School Children in Rural Vietnam
Safe Water for School Children in Rural Vietnam
Safe Water for School Children in Rural Vietnam
Safe Water for School Children in Rural Vietnam
Safe Water for School Children in Rural Vietnam
Safe Water for School Children in Rural Vietnam
Safe Water for School Children in Rural Vietnam
Safe Water for School Children in Rural Vietnam

Summary

MEDRIX has installed 20 small LifeStraw nanotechnology water filter systems in schools in rural Vietnam to provide safe drinking water for the children. When we visit these schools, the only complaint we hear is, "it takes too long to filter the water for our 200 children". Now we have a solution to that problem, the larger LifeStraw Community model filter system. We want to test these larger filter systems. Will you donate to help us buy, install and evaluate 3 of these larger systems?

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Challenge

MEDRIX is tackling the problem of providing safe drinking water to schools with 200 students. The solution MEDRIX is using is adequate, except it does not have enough capacity to supply enough safe drinking water daily for 200 students in each school. A second problem is the amount of labor required to constantly monitor and manually add water to the system to be filtered.

Solution

The solution is to install LARGER filter systems that use the same nanotechnology. The Community model filter system is available for purchase now. MEDRIX wants to buy, install and evaluate these larger systems that solve the two problems: slow filtration rate and high effort to operate.

Long-Term Impact

With larger capacity filter systems, enough safe drinking water will be available every day for all 200 students at the school. In addition, the larger system can be connected to a piped water source where the incoming water flow is regulated by a float and valve - no more filling the inflow container by hand. IMPACT - water for all and less manual work allowing teachers for more time with students - WIN/WIN.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

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Organization Information

MEDRIX

Location: Redmond, WA - USA
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Twitter: @MEDRIX
Project Leader:
Robert Catherman
President, MEDRIX
Redmond, WA United States
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