Nazava Water Filters
$0.01 per kg
With limited access to clean drinking water, 80% of residents in rural Indonesia must boil their water before drinking it. In addition, households with access to a safe water source must often travel far, increasing the possibility of contamination during the water's transport or storage. The Nazava Water Filter project involves the sale and distribution of Nazava ceramic water-filtration technology across urban and rural Indonesia. The filtration system comprises a ceramic candle that removes 99.99% of pathogens and particles from water, making it safe to drink. The filters are simple to use and can process water thousands of times before needing to be replaced. They are distributed through different market channels, including a network of micro-entrepreneurs. The project achieves emission reductions by reducing the need to burn fossil fuels—usually wood or charcoal—to boil water for safe drinking. It also brings social and economic benefits to the region: Because this technology is offered at an affordable price, low-income families benefit significantly from reduced spending on wood. Over 97% of households reported more time for other activities once they no longer need to boil water. Finally, the project employs 103 staff distribute the filters, including 47 women.