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Testimonial from Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) water filter project at Maasai Boma  – October 2012

The Maasai face hardship with a smile on a daily basis. Access to clean, safe drinking water is one of their many challenges.

Did you know a child dies EVERY 15 seconds from lack of clean water?

An OAT group travelling the Serengeti Safari OAT trip helped complete a safe water project at the Maasai Boma they visited. On hand to help explain how the 99.9% effective filtration system works were Trip Leaders Salum and Joshua and Joseph. The filters are made locally in Arusha at The Safe Water Ceramics East Africa factory. The filter is made from a mix of sawdust, clay and collodial silver, which is used for purifying the water.

  • It is tested at 99.99% microbial effectiveness.
  • Purifies water, no need to boil water
  • Fresh taste as charcoal produced from burned sawdust restores natural water taste.
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Low maintenance – with dirty brown water, clean the filter monthly. With clean water, clean the filter every3 months. With proper care, the filter can last 5-6 years
  • Saves money as no need to use fuel to boil water
  • Environmentally friendly as NO MORE PLASTIC BOTTLES

This project has touched many of our OAT travellers, to such an extent, that through the GCF we have now rolled out more than 220 water filters.