Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Biosand Water Filter in Dalive

John Homadzi-Glidden of YCC (Youth Creating Change) of Ghana talks about a filter installation they did in Dalive village. They installed ten filters in the area in 2006 and trained locals to be filter technicians. The water source is the Volta River, seen in the background.

The people are really appreciating the benefits of the filters. This is actually surprising because when a village has a source of water like a river, the locals think their water is very good. "Our ancestors have always been drinking this water..." In this case, the villagers say the water tastes better and more importantly, they say they have had less health problems such as diarrhea.