Project Report:
Drink Up Karangasem, Indonesia Phase Two

Mar 2017 to Jun 2017

The project:
Drink Up Karangasem, Indonesia
Technologies used:
Nazava Bening 2 Water Filter
Local partner:
The problem: 

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.

How we helped: 

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.

What people are saying: 

ONE

In Bali, families usually fetch water from a reservoir called a subang. Despite I Kadek Sudana suffering from paraplegia, he and his family are not exempt from this time-consuming exercise. Further complicating this issue, water stored in a subang is often dirty, moldy, and can contain mosquito larvae. Before consuming this water, it must first be boiled to make it safe for drinking.

With the Nazava water filter, I Kadek Sudana and his family were excited to discover they were able to drink clean water without boiling it first.

TWO

Before having a water filter, I Wayan Buntas and his family relied on dirty, moldy water that came from a local subang, making the water impossible to drink without boiling it first.

However, after starting to use the Nazava water filter, they found it practical, efficient, and that it met their daily drinking water needs.

THREE

When he was 14 years old, I Komang Gebang fell from a mangosteen tree, resulting in him becoming a paraplegic. Before using a water filter, he had to wait for his cousin to return from Denpasar with gallons of purified water. When nobody traveled to Denpasar, he had to collect water using a bucket and then boil it.

With the Nazava water filter, he has become more independent as he doesn’t have to rely on his cousin to get clean, safe drinking water. He also doesn’t need to boil water, which is an especially challenging task for someone in his condition.

Reaching the last mile: 

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 challenges: 

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.

Technology feedback
Puspadi Bali
Puspadi Bali

Drink Up Karangasem, Indonesia Two

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