This is Mama Rose. Her husband is the pastor of a local church in the Kihonda community of the Morogoro region of Tanzania and they have 3 children. Before receiving a BioSand filter, Mama Rose would spend hours walking around collecting wood to use for fires so they could boil their drinking water and she would also walk long distances trying to find the "cleanest" water source for her family to use. None of these were effective in giving them clean water and her family would often get sick with severe diarrhea, which can become deadly if not treated due to extreme dehydration. Because of that, Mama Rose and her family were spending the majority of their money on doctor visits and medicine to try and treat the sickness they got from the water.
Once Mama Rose and her family received a BioSand filter, their lives were forever changed. They immediately stopped getting sick from the water, which meant that they no longer had to spend all of their money on medicine. Mama Rose no longer had to spend hours each day walking to distant water sources and collecting wood for fires. This filter gave them better health, more time, and more freedom with their income which all ultimately gave them hope for a better future.
By giving clean water, you are impacting the most basic aspects of someone's life in a positive way and giving them the freedom to create a life that is full of hope and opportunity. www.thirstrelief.org/donate