Water Purification Project
Hotel Niedersachen supports the water purification project for increased access to filtered clean drinking water in rural areas of Kenya.
The health risk caused by contaminated drinking water represents, according to the World Health Organization, the third-leading cause of death in Kenya. The project aims to guarantee increased access to safe drinking water by supplying households of rural areas with water filters. Not only contribute the filters significantly to better health conditions, but also cut CO2 emissions.
Conventional methods of water purification involve a boiling off process, which requires burning big amounts of firewood. The water filtering technology neither requires electricity nor working materials. The water runs through a filtering process using gravity as force, before the water can be drawn. Deriving from the United Nation development goals, the project aims to cut the number of population without access to clean drinking water and basic hygiene in half.
Further positive effects of the project:
- Reduction of disease and mortality rates of the population, increase of productivity
- Minimization of deforestation by reduction of demands for firewood
- Employment creation for thousands of Kenyans while distribution, for annual examinations, trainings and maintenance
- Improvement of indoor air quality
- Minimizing students’ rate of absence