Paband and Litesh and their families all live in a slum. The community’s only water sources provide polluted, smelly water, so many people, including Litesh, suffered from stomach aches and kidney problems.
Seeing the people’s need, GFA-supported worker Lalitkumar decided to do something: He arranged to give some residents BioSand water filters to provide the pure water they needed.
Around 10 families, including Paband’s and Litesh’s, received water filters.
“I never used a water filter in my life, but I will use this and will drink clean water,” Paband said. The filters will not only keep sicknesses away, but they will also help ease financial burdens.
“I had gone to a doctor, who advised me to drink clean and sufficient water,” he said. “I bought water bottles for a week from the shop, but I can’t afford to buy [that] every day. Thank you very much for being concerned and for giving me a water filter.”