Beth Koigi stands in front of a group of women with the water filter.

Beth Koigi, Aqua Clean Initiative

While studying in a rural area of Kenya, Beth Koigi noticed that access to clean water was impossible for many women in Kenyan communities. Beth found that while filters were available, they were far too expensive for most people in Kenya to afford. Saddened by seeing people drinking muddy and unclean water, Beth developed a filter which cost less than a third of others available, and her organization, Aqua Clean, makes these filters available to women through micro-finance schemes. With the aid of this impact grant, Beth is on track to produce nearly 1,000 filters in the coming year.

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2015 Impact Grant Award Winner