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Laos Water Purification

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ABOUT

In Laos, a study found that 86.3% of people had e. coli in their household drinking water, indicating a risk of diarrhea and other waterborne diseases. Although a significant portion of the population treats water by boiling using wood or charcoal to make it safe for drinking, many families cannot afford the time to gather firewood or purchase charcoal and are forced to continue drinking unsafe water. This project helps provide ceramic water purifiers that remove microorganisms from water by gravity filtration through porous ceramics, with a typical flow rate of up to 55 liters per day.

IMPACT

water
70,000
Ceramic filters have been distributed
earth
15,000
Metric tons of carbon reduced per year

BENEFITS

  • Reduces illness, child and adult morbidity, and mortality.
  • Increases productivity by decreasing the amount of time and money spent on gathering firewood and purchasing charcoal.
  • Provides access to safe drinking water to over 300,000 people through the manufacture and distribution of more than 70,000 purifiers.

PHOTOS

VERIFICATIONS

Gold Standard was established in 2003 to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions featured the highest levels of environmental integrity and also contributed to sustainable development. With the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, they launched a best practice standard for climate and sustainable development interventions, Gold Standard for the Global Goals, to maximize impact, creating value for people around the world and the planet we share.

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere. This project aids in carbon sequestration which helps fight climate change.

Sustainably managing forests, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation, and halting biodiversity loss. The Tri-City Forest project helps provide a safe habitat for a variety of plants and animals.

Good health and well-being, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Avoid wasting water and clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. The Tri-City Forest project helps filter water and provide clean and safe water to those around it.

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.

Empower your customers to shop sustainably today!

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