Returning Home

Aan gathered with his neighbors both men and women from all over the region packed in the clearing of one village. An air of expectancy hung over the crowd so thickly that he could feel it. Today was a day that would change their lives. Today
was their graduation, and today was the day they would all return home and begin something new.

Bio-Sand Training: Update

Once the sand layers were separated into piles, Wafiq folded a tarp several times to mix the excess materials into concrete. Electricity would have made mixing much less difficult, but that was a luxury Wafiq had never had.

Clean as Rain

The garments I wear now are already sticking to my skin and soaked through with sweat and grime in several places. Both my younger sisters would love a chance to splash around in the old plastic tub we found in the rubbage heap awhile back, washing the filth and grime away and getting rid of that
all-persistent stink that clings to our clothes.

Bio-Sand: How It Works

Global Helps Network has produced 25 bio-sand water filter units in partnership with the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) and we are looking to build more this coming year.