The project:Drink Up Karangasem, Indonesia
Technologies used:Nazava Bening 2 Water Filter
For people living in remote parts of Bali, they must rely on collecting water and boiling it to make it safe to drink or purchasing gallons for home use. This process can be time-consuming and costly. For people relying on mobility aids such as a wheelchairs or prosthetics, accessing a well, spring or river to collect water can be treacherous. Carrying water far is heavy and managing to boil it on a stove is also challenging and takes a lot of time and may use precious wood supplies. Improper practices related to purifying water to drink can also lead to health problems such as diarrhea and water-borne diseases.
In this project, we continued working with our local partner, Puspadi Bali, to connect an additional 50 Nazava Bening 2 water filters to people living with disabilities in Karangasem regency, Bali, Indonesia.
Puspadi Bali distributed the water filters for free to people with disabilities in three districts: Bebandem, Kubu, and Karangasem. They distributed the water filters by engaging the technology users one at a time, and taught the beneficiaries how to use, clean, and maintain the water filter. In addition, Puspadi Bali has agreed to help distribute the replacement tulip filters when the original tulip filters become too old.
The only notable challenge during distribution was the location of the technology users’ houses; some users lived far off the main road or in highland areas which were only accessible by foot.