Safe drinking water is essential for life, and yet 1 in 8 of the world’s population have no access to it,
contracting viruses and diseases from contaminated water and suffering illnesses often leading
to death. It is a life that in the west we can barely imagine, and a truth we can easily disregard or forget.
LIFESAVER bottles and jerry cans take dirty water, and with just a few pumps turn it to
sterile drinking water.
This video has been created for LIFESAVER systems to help simply and effectively communicate the issue of water poverty and the remarkable solution of LIFESAVER technology. It was made to be used within schools to make kids aware of the issue and encourage them to get involved in making a difference.
In March 2012, EVMS students visited Haiti to provide healthcare and deliver 15 Lifesaver jerrycans, which are capable of filtering over 60,000 gallons of dirty water, or 500,000 water bottles. Many people have died of cholera in Haiti due to the lack of access to clean water.
To donate more filters contact Jon Gellman - Gellmaj@evms.edu