A Change of Plans
Hello Kickstarter Backers!
It's hard to believe I've been in Ghana now for more than 4 months. I'm sorry it's taken so long for a Kickstarter update. We don't always have the most reliable internet and, when we do, I've been mainly updating our team's blog and twitter. The best way to keep up to date with everything going on here is to keep checking those 2 links.
However, we've made some major progress on the project recently, so I wanted to make sure all my Kickstarter backers were informed. Here is my most recent blog post about the clean water project (taken from http://ghanatrinitytrip.blogspot.com/2010/09/water-filters.html)
The Clay Pot Water Filter
- They're cheaper. Instead of purchasing 15 filters as was planned, we were able to purchase 40 filters and get them to Kpando from Accra for less money!
- They have a built in water reservoir. The Biosand filters require you to have another container ready for the filtered water. Furthermore, if these containers aren't properly cleaned, you instantly contaminate the clean water. These clay pot filters have the water container and filter in one single unit that only needs to be cleaned every 2-4 weeks.
- They're more common. Our orphanage and a couple nearby schools already have some of these filters. Learning how to use them won't be as difficult as they're more familiar.
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