Angelina Atieno

Woodmold Biosand Filter for AMRED – Wood Mold Bio Sand Filter for Clean Drinking water

Date grant awarded: May 5, 2018

The “Wood Mold Bio Sand Filter for Clean Drinking water” project aims to provide clean safe drinking water in Kobongo Village and Ahero Town that are affected by the increase incidence of water borne related diseases such as cholera, typhoid, E coli, and amoebic dysentery. The Kobon’go community relies on runoff surface, untreated and often unsafe water using pans to collect from the Nyando river. This results in affecting the health of 70% of children and 54% of adults who are admitted in the nearby Nyando District Hospital.

Through this project, the community will have access to the viable alternative of BioSand Filters (BSFs), which use sand, gravel, and natural biological processes to filter out contaminants in water, making it safe to drink. BSFs effectively eliminate cholera, typhoid, E coli, amoebic dysentery, and many additional pathogens that are harmful to humans. The idea is a new technology in the area that will bring an end to water borne related mortality and morbidity in Ahero Town.