At the northern end of Lake Tanganyika in the Congo is the city of Uvira.
The city, and the country in general, lacks wastewater infrastructure. Uvira is also densely populated, which means that such infrastructure is badly needed. Many inhabitants mean that nature is no longer able to take care of the purification process of the water. The situation is now that the biggest cause of polluted water is dumping of waste in lakes and rivers.
Recently, the population of Uvira also experienced a serious cholera outbreak, which was partly due to poor water quality in the area. Without access to clean water, the risk of disease and the spread of infection increases considerably.
Distribution of water filters in Uvira in Congo to one hundred families
As lack of access to clean water is one of the biggest challenges facing the people of Uvira on a daily basis, we have partnered with a South Korean company called Philos, which produces water filters. Philos' water filters can clean a family's water consumption and ensure the water is safe. Together with our experienced partner in Congo, we distribute one hundred water filters to one hundred families in Uvira.
We are almost to the finish!
We have raised enough funds for 100 water filters for 100 families.
The distribution has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have sent emergency assistance to our partner in Congo so that they can be better equipped to deal with both the consequences of the pandemic and a recent flood in the area.