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Would you drink this water?

Most people in rural Zimbabwe have no choice.  They depend on water drawn from ponds and streams that are heavily contaminated with bacteria and parasites. People suffer needlessly from serious and sometimes deadly infections and diseases that could be easily prevented with simple water treatment.

A girl fetching water
child holding a glass of clean water

Clean water changes lives

Clean drinking water is an essential first step to good health. Healthy children can stay in school and learn and healthy adults can work and care for their families. Clean water is also a good financial investment. It’s estimated that every $1 invested in water and sanitation produces an economic return of $4.

BioSand Water Filters (BSF)

A BSF removes  up to 100% of parasites and almost all bacteria and viruses. A single BSF can purify enough water to supply the needs of a household of up to 10 people. Water filters are made locally in Zaka, providing the dignity of employment and a much needed source of economic activity in a rural area battered by financial collapse.

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people at a well

Community Wells

Every day, women and girls worldwide spend 200 million hours collecting water — an unfathomable loss of productive time, and often dangerous for girls. Bopoma Villages drilled wells to provide communities with a local source of water for drinking, washing, and gardens. Local volunteers were trained to manage and maintain them. Each of these wells continues to produce a reliable source of water.

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