In 2014 we gave one water filter to every household in Mprim village, where we’d lost hope of finding a good location for drilling a borehole. We expected the filters to last for five years and told the villagers many times that they would have to pay for replacements themselves.
In fact many of the filters are still in good condition today, seven years later, and the water authorities have recently extended a pipeline to Mprim. Water only flows in it once a week, but it is just enough to provide drinking water to the community. The filters, which are manufactured by GrifAid, have done a brilliant job in tiding the village over till a better solution came along.