The project:Drink Up Karangasem, Indonesia
Technologies used:Nazava Bening 2 Water Filter
People with disabilities in isolated areas of Karangasem, East Bali must rely on others to meet their basic needs. Wells and other water sources are often not wheelchair accessible so, in most cases, collecting water on their own is not possible. Even when access to water is available, the process of shifting large quantities and boiling it for drinking is a difficult and time-consuming task.
We worked with our local partner, Puspadi Bali, to connect Nazava Bening 2 water filters to people living with a disability in Karangasem area. This helped them to be less dependent on others for their daily needs, and have easy access to safe drinking water.
The water filters were distributed for free to disabled members of the community in Karangasem. Puspadi Bali distributed the water filters by reaching the technology users one by one as some of them live in highland areas.
The main challenge of the project was the tech users’ house location; some of them lived far off the main road or in highland areas which were only accessible by scooter or foot. This is a further challenge as Puspadi Bali’s main field officer in Karangasem area uses a prosthetic leg and can only carry one or two units at a time.