Alarming Water Facts

  • Water quality is declining in most regions, affecting the diversity of freshwater species and ecosystems
  • Poor water quality is a key cause of poverty. Around 3.1m people died in 2002 as a result of diarrhoeal diseases and malaria, 90% of whom were children
  • The world will require 55% more food by 2030, increasing the demand for irrigation which already accounts for 70% of all freshwater used by humans
  • Many places are “losing” 30-40% of water through leakage and illegal extraction
  • Political corruption is estimated to cost the water sector millions of dollars every year and undermines services

From recently released UN study

These facts show an even GREATER need to conserve the worlds most precious resource.  Filtronics wishes to thank all those that took the challenge and donated to our Water for People.  Together we can change lives.

Change a life today, Match Filtronics Donation to Water for People.

Take the Filtronics Challenge.

Want to make a BIG difference? Today’s Challenge is a Filtronics Match: Donate $33 today and we’ll triple your impact. You can change everything, just like we did for Gladys.

Gladys, 35, is a mother of three living in the village of San Pedro, Bolivia. Before owning her eco-san composting toilet, Gladys spent countless days a year in the clinic with sick children from sanitation-borne sickness.

Now everything has changed as her family’s good health is giving Gladys time back to care for her children and even start a business. Using the compost from her toilet, Gladys began to grow Pingo de Oro plants — earning her an extra $20 a week. She shared the idea with women in her village, and before long, they won an agricultural award of 30,000 bolivianos (about $4,200) to build an ecological nursery using compost from their latrines.

Gladys’ time is now profitable — she spends her days discovering which mix of compost works best for her plants. “Ese baño es una maravilla,” says Gladys. We think the toilet is marvelous, too!

Your gift of $33 in the next three days will be tripled by Filtronics up to $3500 so don’t wait, donate today.

Cheers,
Steve Smee
Vice President of Operations
Donation Link: www.crowdrise.com/filtronics