Latest update: 29-10-2017
During our Bike Expedition, we will raise money for people who don't have access to clean and safe drinking water. Clean and safe drinking water is the first requirement for survival in every situation. The raised money will be used for the production and shipment of water filters. Our partner for this project is IBOTA a non-profit organization, which produces the filters in cooperation with social projects for underprivileged people in India.
In a large part of the world, over 780 million people do not have access to clean drinking water. Although in many places sufficient water is available, it is often badly polluted and a source of diseases. In other countries, water is so scarce and has become undrinkable because of pollution and the many bacteria that it contains. This causes diarrhea which ultimately results in dehydration. For decades this has been the number one cause of death. Even today there are thousands of people dying due to lack of access to clean drinking water. To address this urgent problem the need to find ways to provide pure safe drinking water is greater than ever. With the use of only one water filter, a whole family can have access to clean and safe drinking water for at least 2 years. Because of the great need for clean drinking water, we need your help more than ever to collect money for this goal.
Ibota is an acronym for International Bridge of Technical Assistance and is a non-profit foundation, serving as a bridge between the affluent Western technological world and developing nations. Their main objective is to provide clean and safe drinking water in situations where this is not available, like in developing countries and disaster-affected areas. The parts of these water filters are produced by Ibota-India as part of a project for the underprivileged.
Recent support Ibota did in the past year was in Nepal during the monsoon which caused flashfloods and the earthquake in 2015. IBOTA has been able to send hundreds of water filters, which helped to filter the water which was contaminated with Cholera. Other countries where water filters have been sent in recent years are India, Haiti, Pakistan, Bhutan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Kenya and Uganda.
The Ultra-Syphon C is the simplest concept of a drinking water filter ever developed. It can provide safe and clean drinking water in situations where there is no regular drinking water supply available. The costs of producing these filters are around €20,-.
You can help us and Ibota by giving a donation. Even the smallest amounts will help to save someone's life! Thank you very much!
|Gijs & Annebeth||€ 100,-||Tjalling & Berta||€20,-|