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  • Geo-Life, clean water 501(c)(3) charity - Clean Drinking Water for Developing Countries
    c 3 charity made up of civil engineers and planners We design and build drinking water filtering systems that prevent waterborne diseases and we design open waterway restoration systems that remove pollution from rivers lakes and streams in developing countries around the world DONATE WHY WATER TRANSPARENCY OUR IMPACT SO FAR 31 580 People served with clean water projects CLEAN SAFE WATER FOR BATTAMBANG CAMBODIA The name of the little girl is Chann She lives with her mother father and older brother in a small village in a home with a dirt floor Her family misses her little brother who died from a waterborne disease This project for Cambodia will provide clean water for people in 2 800 households schools and community centers LEARN MORE CLEAN SAFE WATER FOR BURKINA FASO AFRICA Sisters Ada and Neema are collecting polluted water to drink and cook with This well and pump project will provide clean safe drinking water for an entire village of 400 people in Burkina Faso Africa LEARN MORE CLEAN SAFE WATER FOR ANDHRA PRADESH INDIA This girl is named Farah Her and her 6 brothers and sisters collect water from an open pond which is contaminated with waterborne diseases

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  • water - Clean Drinking Water for Developing Countries
    Fundraise geo life Our People About Us Contacts Temple University 100 Partners Privacy Policy Code of Ethics Donor Bill of Rights WHY CLEAN WATER IS NEEDED 800 million men women and children do not have access to clean safe drinking water Diseases kill 2 2 million people every year and the majority are children as their bodies aren t strong enough to fight diarrhea E coli and other illnesses 27 000 children under the age of five die every week This is a problem we can solve but only if we work together THE MOST VULNERABLE Women and their children are the ones who travel for miles every day to collect drinking water for their families This task takes hours to complete which could be time they spend learning in schools or starting small businesses to help support their families And the water they carry for miles is not clean This is why 1 4 million children die every year 800 million people do not have access to clean drinking water Our work is to provide clean water basic sanitation and hygiene education to people in developing countries WATERBORNE DISEASES Children s bodies aren t strong enough to fight waterborne

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  • our work - Clean Drinking Water for Developing Countries
    is a container that holds sand and gravel to produce clean drinking water naturally It is constructed of locally available materials sand gravel These systems are great because they do not require electricity to work and they do not have expensive parts to be replaced Maintenance is simple and can be done by the bio sand filter owner It s so simple everyone in the household can use it The bio sand filter treats polluted water with a biological layer covering the top layer of the sand bed The good microbes in the bio layer feeds off of the bad organisms microbes and develop an active organic community Organisms like worms and protozoa can t pass through the sand bed so there is a natural die off process that happens too The biosand water filter can effectively filter out up to 99 of all waterborne diseases caused by bacteria protozoa viruses and worms giving local families an affordable solution for their clean water needs A typical bio sand filter can produce about 6 gallons or 23 liters every hour and provide enough water to meet the needs of 10 people or 3 or 4 families Provide filtering systems that are purposely made to be simple and designed from local materials so that the local people who need it the most can reproduce this system on their own Also we help to install freshwater wells with hand pumps for the entire community so no one has to go without And we investigate the causes of waterway pollution which could come from industrial sources or local farms Once we find where the pollution is coming from we design low cost water treatment systems that are simple but effective When toxic pollution flowing to local waterways is stopped the entire community benefits with clean water Everyone in the area becomes healthier This is what we have been trained for as civil engineers and planners We have decades of experience in stopping pollution from flowing to our waterways here in the United States Now we are putting this expertise to work in developing countries where it is needed the most by Patrick Cox Solar powered pumps Solar water systems use the power of the sun to drive a submersible electric pump and are ideal for boreholes with a high yield The pumps Geo Life uses helical rotor pumps are among the most efficient and simple pumps in the world with only one moving part The system can pump water all day and excess water is stored in an overhead tank Solar pumps are low maintenance require no manual operation and use clean renewable energy Water Filters In emergency situations or in remote areas where Geo Life is not able to install a pump because of technical limitations surface water filtration systems are a viable option The LifeStraw Personal for example is a portable water filter which can be carried for easy access to safe and clean drinking water This water filtration system makes it

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  • A well for Cambodia - Clean Drinking Water for Developing Countries
    Battambang Cambodia From left to Right These children are from 4 families the Nak family 4 the Hout family 5 The Pang family 3 and the Meng family 2 in front These children live with their parents in a small village in Battambang Cambodia The only source of drinking water in the area are local streams which are contaminated with waterborne diseases Children s bodies aren t strong enough to fight diseases such as diarrhea dysentery E coli salmonella typhus cholera vibrios hepatitis A and other illnesses A child dies every 19 seconds from waterborne diseases and the sad part is we have the technology to prevent this One effective solution we use is to tap local groundwater with a well and pump Groundwater infiltration removes pathogens and bacteria from water Clean water is just 30 to 40 below the ground surface A properly installed well and pump system can provide safe drinking water for the entire village So we installed a fresh water well with our partner in Battambang Cambodia and now the entire village is healthier Children have a fighting chance to live long productive lives and give back to their families and community This is just one

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  • Bio-sand filters - Clean Drinking Water for Developing Countries
    Maintenance is simple and can be done by the bio sand filter owner It s so simple everyone in the household can use it The bio sand filter treats polluted water with a biological layer covering the top layer of the sand bed The good microbes in the bio layer feeds off of the bad organisms microbes and develop an active organic community Organisms like worms and protozoa can t pass through the sand bed so there is a natural die off process that happens too The biosand water filter can effectively filter out up to 99 of all waterborne diseases caused by bacteria protozoa viruses and worms giving local families an affordable solution for their clean water needs A typical bio sand filter can produce about 6 gallons or 23 liters every hour and provide enough water to meet the needs of 10 people or 3 or 4 families ARSENIC REMOVAL BIO SAND FILTER Arsenic poisoning also known as arsenicosis occurs when a person s body contains greater than normal levels of arsenic a semi metallic element The naturally occurring presence of arsenic in groundwater is a major problem in parts of Cambodia and India that affects millions of rural people The most common signs of arsenicosis is the hardening and discoloration of skin on the hands and feet known as keratosis or melanosis These skin lesions are prone to infection and gangrene and in extreme cases amputation is necessary to relieve suffering Beyond these external manifestations arsenic consumption also increases the risk of developing various internal cancers most commonly lung and skin cancer The Kanchan Arsenic Filter Phase I Technical Report FINAL Sep08 Study has demonstrated that iron oxide or common rust has the ability to remove arsenic from water through adsorption The arsenic becomes attached to the

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  • The water crisis - Clean Drinking Water for Developing Countries
    meeting with a possible donor when I first heard that question I never thought about it before and said off the cuff It seems like the right thing to do When I left that meeting I thought to myself Why do I do this work I ve always been fascinated by Socrates bold statement that The unexamined life is not worth living So I looked hard at my motives and it seems simple now I have lived a selfish life My first marriage we didn t have children and we could do whatever we wanted when we wanted That started the foundation of my selfishness Then in my 40 s I was divorced and I became even more selfish not having anyone to answer to Now in my 50 s and with my second wife I saw the movie The Road Home which is a film about a girl in a small village in Northern China and a young teacher The story opens in the present with the teacher s death that brings their grown son back from the big city for the funeral His mother insists upon following the tradition of carrying the coffin back to their remote village by foot so that her husband s spirit will remember its way home The son narrates how his parents met 45 years ago and it is a very beautiful love story The son realizes how important this ritual of carrying the coffin back to village is to his mother So he agrees to make all necessary arrangements When the procession sets out they are short of people to help carry the coffin but then 100 s former students show up to help carry home the casket of the man who was their teacher through various generations in the village Seeing

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  • Children carry water - Clean Drinking Water for Developing Countries
    projects From left to Right Sister Ada and brother Abebe and another family Sister Dalila brother Chuma sister Neema and Baby Brother Nuru in the front CHILDREN WALKING FOR MILES TO BRING HOME CONTAMINATED WATER These children live with their parents in a small village in Burkina Faso Central Africa A year ago they had to carry water from a polluted river approximately 3 miles from their village They made this round trip every day Because they are young they had to make several rest stops along the way and they were in constant danger of being hurt or killed by bad people or wild animals Not anymore We worked with our partners in Africa to install a ground water well in their village Now these children do not walk that long dangerous journey every day to that polluted river Instead they spend this time in school and at home helping their mothers The water from the new well is free of waterborne diseases and the children do not become ill with dysentery and diarrhea anymore They are going to school and becoming positive contributors to their communities All because a basic need was met The installation of this clean

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  • Well Project: India - Clean Drinking Water for Developing Countries
    PUMP PROJECT FOR ANDHRA PRADESH INDIA CLEAN DRINKING WATER FOR ANDHRA PRADESH INDIA This girl is named Farah Her and her 6 brothers and sisters collect water from an open pond which is contaminated with waterborne diseases such as cholera This project is for a well and pump system that will provide clean safe drinking water for Farah s family and for the entire community of 1600 people in Andhra

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