Aid to Burkina and Sawyer International join forces to provide clean drinking water.
Updated: Mar 17, 2018
In March 2018 we found ourselves in Burkina Faso having an important meeting with Darrell from Sawyer International (https://international.sawyer.com/) and John and Ray from Amor Europe (https://www.facebook.com/Amoreurope/) .
A pilot project was established in the village of Kodeni, a suburb of Bobo-Dioulasso - the second city of Burkina Faso - to provide water filters and training for the village. The families of the Kodeni School Project, funded by schools and churches in Folkestone and facilitated by Aid to Burkina, (http://kodenischool.org.uk/) were given the filters and buckets necessary to provide themselves with clean drinking water. Using a tablet-based questionnaire there was measurable reduction in symptoms caused by water borne diseases within 2 weeks.
Each water filter, bucket and tubing costs providing a family with clean water costs about £25. And provides up to 1 million gallons of safe water before it needs replacing!
If you would like to know how to help support this important health initiative that will save many lives please use our contact page to get in touch.