There are many issues with contamination of the water supply and this is a particular problem when the rains have fallen and water is obtained from rivers and dug wells. Contamination is high from faecal matter from animals and humans as many of the rural community practice open defecation.
One of the biggest challenges in the village is the water supply; there are two water sources for 6,000 inhabitants and the surrounding tribes visiting for water. The supply is slow and can mean that much of the day is spent waiting.
One solution to water contamination could be through water filters. American missionary couple Todd and Ann showed us their works in Tanzania. One filter delivered with teaching on correct use costs from £80. These filters reduce the risks of nearly all turbidity:
- 100% of parasites and worms
- 98.5% of bacteria
- 70-99% of viruses