Providing Solutions for Basic Needs
With the reality that day to day basic needs of clean water and light are often missing in the remote villages with whom we work, we strive to provide solutions to these basic needs. Most indigenous suffer constantly from internal parasites due to the drinking of unclean or contaminated river water. Likewise, many of the indigenous are without even a single light to help illuminate their path in the dark or to provide light to their homes. To help provide these basic needs, we have partnered with some generous companies that grant us special pricing so that we can provide those who live in the deep jungle affordable clean water and solar lanterns.
Uzima Water Filters utilize Hollow Fiber Membrane (HFM) technology, chosen for its ease of use, low cost, and durability. Each HFM water filter contains a bundle of hollow fibers designed to allow water molecules to pass through the filter while anything larger than 0.1 microns (bacteria, cysts, protozoa, etc.) is filtered out. As water enters the filter, it surrounds the membrane.
Clean water molecules pass through the membrane while biological contaminates are unable to pass. These water filters can be maintain for up to 10 years. The system is cleaned by back flushing clean water through the filter using the included filter cleaner and washing the clean water bucket with soap and water or bleach if available.
To provide a family with clean water, the cost of the system comprising of the water filter, filter cleaner, Spanish and non-verbal instructions and 2 pre-drilled buckets with lids is $45.00. To donate a clean water system click here.
Basic Lantern: 6-8 hours of 50 lumen LED light output on medium setting; 10-12 50 lumen LED light on low setting. Recharges fully in 10 hours of direct sunlight. Lithium-Polyner Ion battery with thousands of recharge cycles. Waterproof up to 1 meter deep and can float. Product is 100% PVC-free and all components are lead-free and RoHs compliant.
Dimensions approximately: 4.6” W x 4.6” L x 1” H (flat) / 4.6” x 4.75” x 4.6” (inflated.) Cost for Basic Lantern is $12.00. To donate a Basic Lantern, click here
Power Lantern: Four power settings - Turbo, High, Medium, Low and Flashing. 150 lumen LED light output on Turbo mode for 3-5 hours; 50 hours max run time on Low mode. Recharges fully in 12-15 hours of direct sunlight. 2000 mAh battery with thousands of recharge cycles. Waterproof up to 1 meter deep and can float. Product is 100% PVC-free and all components are lead-free and RoHs compliant.
6” W x 6” L x 1” H (flat) / 6” x 6” x 6” (inflated.) Cost for Power Lantern is $38.00. To donate a Power Lantern, click here