Drink Up Nias, Indonesia

We are helping families on Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia who have disabled family members by providing easier access to clean drinking water via Nazava Bening 1 Water Filters. 

Nazava Bening 1
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 1

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


For many poor families living on Nias Island, North Sumatra, being able to afford and access clean drinking water is a daily struggle. With little infrastructure on the island, and very little available income to buy water, many families are isolated and unable to access this daily necessity. As a result, many families either boil their water to make it safe to drink or drink it unfiltered from dams and rivers. Collecting water is a time-consuming process and consuming unpurified water often leads to water-borne diseases.

How we can help: 

We are connecting 30 Nazava Bening 1 Water Filters to families with a disabled family member and who are facing financial hardship. Through this project we will provide a safe, long-term source of drinking water and address issues related to affordability and access.

Who are we working with: 

We are helping families on Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia who have a disabled family member and are facing financial hardship. Our local partner, Caritas Keuskupan Sibola, has been working in the area for some time and will identify those in need and handle the logistics of the in-field distribution. This project is part of Kopernik’s tech distribution projects, providing simple technologies to last mile communities.


The water filters will be distributed for free to families with a disabled family member and who are facing financial hardship, identified by our local partner. Caritas Keuskupan Sibola will work in five districts; Sogae Adu, Gido, Gunungsitoli Idanoi, Gunungsitoli Barat, Gunungsitoli Utara and Alasa Talumuzoi.

Project timeframe: 
Three months
Location :
Reaching 150 people
Funding Information: 

Due to currency exchange, we were able to increase the number of technology from 30 to 38.

Local Partner Contribution: 

Technology distribution and local administrative work.

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Product - Nazava Bening 1 Water Filter
Cost of technology
Replacement candles
Shipping to Nias
Payment processing fee
Average based on the average size of project and average donation amount
Administration fee
Covers due diligence, monitoring, printing & administration related costs
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 people who pitched in $1,050.00