Drink Up Atauro, Timor Leste
Phase Two

Providing safe, clean drinking water for students on Atauro island, Timor-Leste, quenching their thirst and making drinking water safe.

Nazava Bening Small
Water Filter
  • Eliminates bacteria, viruses, and parasites
  • Fresh tasting water with no odour
  • Easy to assemble and use
  • Each ceramic candle filters 7,000 litres of water
Nazava Bening Small

This project has been completed.
Thank you to all who contributed.

Challenge: 

Students living in Atauro island, Timor Leste, usually drink from the available water source near their schools: rainwater stored in water reservoirs or spring water. However, these are often contaminated leading to diarrohea and stomach aches. Children regularly miss school as they are too sick to attend.

How we can help: 

By providing Nazava Bening Small water filters, students will enjoy clean, safe drinking water. The Nazava Bening Small water filter removes dangerous particles such as cysts, parasites, fungi, harmful bacteria and other dangerous microorganisms, making safe to drink.

Who are we working with: 

We will help primary school students in five sub-districts on Atauro island, Timor Leste: Bikeli, Biloi, Baruana, Fatu'u and Perola de Atauro, who have limited access to safe drinking water.

Distribution: 

The water filters will be distributed to schools for free by our local partner, who has experience with the schools through a previous nutrition program. Our local partner will teach the students on how to use, clean and maintain the water filters.

Project timeframe: 
Six months
Location :
Reaching 540 people
Funding Information: 

Due to currency exchanging rates, we were able to adjust the type and number of technology for this project. Instead of 108 Nazava Bening 1 water filter, we delivered 56 Nazava Bening XL water filter and 94 Nazava Bening 1 water filter, enabling more students and teachers to enjoy clean and safe drinking water.

Local Partner Contribution: 

Non-financial contribution: distribution and local administrative work

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Product - Nazava Bening Small
Cost of technology
$25.00
108
$2,700.00
Delivery cost from Bobonaro to Dili Harbour
Includes duty and clearance
$145.00
1
$145.00
Shipping cost from Dili harbour to Atauro
Includes duty and clearance
$650.00
1
$650.00
Payment processing fee
3.3% average based on the average size of project and average donation amount
$115.34
1
$115.34
Administration fee
Covers due diligence, monitoring, printing & administration related costs
$541.55
1
$541.55
TOTAL
$4,151.89
1
$4,151.89
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.

A huge Kopernik thank you to the 96 people who pitched in $4,159.20