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Laos: A water filter

Laos is still one of the poorest countries in the world. In remote and rural areas, the standard of living of the population is even lower than in the cities. Illnesses are common, especially among the young.

Although there is no shortage of water in Laos, it is difficult or impossible to find a source of drinking water in these remote and inaccessible villages. Very often, people get their water from the village well or directly from the river - even if the latter carries waste water or water contaminated by livestock - with the health risks that this entails. In Laos, there are still a significant number of deaths each year due to the consumption of undrinkable water.

The solution? Water filters

Caritas Luxembourg understands this problem and the importance of clean water for these communities. For several months now, water tanks and filters have been distributed to the poorest families in the region where Caritas Luxembourg works. The principle is simple: the tank is filled with water from the source, which is then filtered through a ceramic filter and comes out ready to be consumed, used for cooking or for hygiene. In total, Caritas Luxembourg plans to distribute more than 1,800 water filters in about 100 villages. All households that have already received their filters have seen an improvement in their health.

By giving this gift, you are making it possible for a whole family to have access to clean water at all times.

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