Volunteer in Africa with
Sem Fronteiras Charity Org.

Water filtration

This program is part of our strategic effort to reduce infant mortality rates and our conscientious role to work with the rest of the world for the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable development goals 3 and 6. In the poor communities that we serve, access to water is challenging but particularly access to wholesome water. The use of water full of bacteria is one of the major causes of diseases accounting for high infant mortality rates. We are providing a means for mothers with infants to be able to serve healthy water to their children. This is our attempt to cut down on infant mortality rates. We have filters that we fit the bottom of buckets and provide to new mothers. During such distributions, we provide education on waterborne diseases, education on alternative forms of storing and treating water to reduce bacteria and education on the use of the filters we provide them. Volunteers help us in fitting these pipes and filters to buckets and providing the needed education and distribution.