Friday, October 24, 2008

Drinking Water Project

I don't know anyone who has running water in my village. Maybe the mansion near my house does, but most do not. During the development meeting last week, the director of the primary school addressed concern with access to drinking water. Currently, there are three great metal barrels in front of the school buildings that collect rain water. To my knowledge, these water aren't treated and students drink from them. Boiling water isn't as easy as it sounds since most people don't have a gas stove. Most families still rely on the wood burning method of cooking. I think even just one of the filters I've been issued by Peace Corps would help the situation immensely. I have emailed the health unit and been told the price ranges from $40-80 depending on size. More research to come. 

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