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    1. 1. <ul><li>Supply, Install, Educate and Train in use of Bio Sand water Filters (BSF) 300 communities in Lurigancho Chosica district, with a population of one million people, out of 10 million in the department of Lima, Peru (28 million). </li></ul><ul><li>Water that comes from Rimac river, originating in the Andes, carrying mineral, chemical, refuse and faecal contaminants, affecting east side poor populations. </li></ul>CLEAN WATER FOR PERU
    2. 2. BIO SAND WATER FILTERS LID Prevents dirt and impurities from entering the filter. DIFFUSER PLATE Protects biological layer when water is poured in. Biological layer Schmutzdecker Keeps biological filter layer system alive FINE SAND Retains bacteria and contaminants. EXIT TUBE Passes filtered water to the exterior container. GRAVEL Helps the flow of water toward the exit tube. COARSE SAND Keeps fine sand separate from gravel.
    3. 3. <ul><li>For use mainly in homes, schools orphanages, churches & social orgs. </li></ul><ul><li>Produces 1.2 litrs in 2 min, enough daily clean water for 10/15 people </li></ul><ul><li>No electricity, maintenance or spare parts required, last for ever </li></ul><ul><li>Need to pour water periodically, allowing rest time between pours. </li></ul><ul><li>Weight : Empty: 72kg (158 lbs), </li></ul><ul><li>Full 160 kg (352 lbs) - Height 1.05m (41inch). Four Sides: 0.35m (14inch). </li></ul><ul><li>For better quality, add 4 drops of bleach per liter of water filtered. </li></ul><ul><li>Water containing chlorine should not be filtered, kills the biological layer, Schmutzdecker (German). </li></ul>Coarse Gravel Fine Gravel
    4. 4. COMMUNITY SELLECTION EDES NGO, specialist in water solutions, survey identified the real need for BSF in Lurigancho Chosica red areas was 5,000 filters
    5. 5. After a sucessfull 50 BSF installation in ‘27 de Junio’ RC La Molina Vieja with RC Holmen Wisconsin decided to install 250 filters with MG66806 in ‘Cerro Camote’ Lurigancho Chosica. We are now looking for partners to add several packages of 100 to 120 filters (average cost $ 100 per filter/ training) to rescue as many families as we can from cosuming highly contaminated water from Rimac river in Lurigancho Chosica, Peru.
    6. 6. Water is consumed by communities settled five meters from the river shore (wells) to 10 kmts away; carried by trucks, stored in cilinders, aereal tanks and hosed down to distribution points, to be later carried in buckets to individual homes.
    7. 7. N=14 <ul><li>WELLS at ’27 DE JUNIO COMMUNITY’ (first BSF installed) </li></ul><ul><li>Wells were highly contaminated with fecal matter (99% samples), no pharasites. </li></ul><ul><li>The study identified the river as the major source of pollution, however, surface contamination of uncovered wells were also causes of infection. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Workshops, focus groups and surveys used to promote health awareness, education and BSF usage at each home. </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly diarrhe incidences were evaluated before and after BSF and the result was that children reduced this infection by half.   </li></ul><ul><li>Community members decided the filter was the solution to their water problem and embrace with pride the BSF project. </li></ul>Survey Results
    9. 9. <ul><li>BEFORE BSF: More than 60% of children had infestations of Giardia lamblia (70%) and Blastocystis hominis (40%). </li></ul><ul><li>AFTER BSF: Mothers noted that half of the children stopped suffering from chorinic diarrhea and lab analisis showed bacterial removal improved to 98.6% </li></ul>Health improvements
    10. 10. <ul><li>Educational sessions focusing on hygiene messages to protect infants against diarrhea: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>washing hands before preparing food and after using the toilet, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>safely disposing of infant faeces, and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>safely storing water in the house to prevent microbial re-contamination </li></ul></ul></ul>Training workshops
    11. 11. Community leader Maria Moron, sharing the skills acquired by community members. building filters,admired by Government officers Municipalities & NGO’s . Team effort effort : Community, Rotary Municipality, Edes and Cawst
    12. 12. C ommunity involvment in building filters who served as instructors to new members in their communities.
    13. 13. “ Clean Water for Perú…” Financiado por: Ejecutado por: Apoyo técnico:
    14. 14. Cash contributions accepted Club to Club, or Matching Grants structured as follows: PERU: Foundation TOTAL Club 100 50 150 District - - - SPONSOR: Club 3,300 1,650 4,950 District 3,300 3,300 6,800 TOTALS $ 6,750 $ 5,000 $11,700 MG of $11,700 will cover 117 filters, enough for 1775 people and meets TRF minimum $5,000 contribution
    15. 15. CLEAN WATER FOR PERU RC LA MOLINA VIEJA D4450, LIMA – PERU Carlos O. Rioja N. Assistant District Governor World Community Service District Chair Ave. Javier Prado Este 316, piso 7 San Isidro, Lima 27, PERU Email: