Project Description

CLEAN WATER

Protection From Lethal Waterborne Disease

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Rimba Raya Community Focused InitiativeCommunity

The world’s largest REDD Project, Rimba Raya, has successfully completed their pilot program to deliver clean water filters and protect the children of Rimba Raya from lethal, waterborne diseases. According to responses from all 100-test households, the pilot program was a resounding success and is now planned to roll-out to the entire population, over 2,500 households.

This much-needed program was launched within months of winning the battle against the billion-dollar palm oil industry and completing the final project verification. The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Foundation is committed to funding a low maintenance, ceramic water filter to each and every household in the project area. These filters are coated with colloidal silver, which kills 99.98% of pathogens from unsanitary water.

Across the world, the death rate of waterborne diseases from poor sanitation claims the lives of over 1.5 million people a year. Over 2.5 billion people live without basic sanitation and nearly half of them are children. By supporting wide spread distribution of colloidal silver enhanced ceramic filters, we are helping the people of Rimba Raya’s communities live healthier, happier and longer lives.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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ADDITIONAL COVERAGE

Initiative Highlights

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How Often a Water-related Illness Claims a Child’s Life
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Number of clean water filtration systems distributed within Rimba Raya
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Households within Rimba Raya to receive low-maintenance water filters.

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“The person who solves the water problems of the world should win two Nobel Prizes, one for Science and one for Peace”

— U.S. President, John F. Kennedy