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LAST CALL: Project H Will Fund a Lifestraw for Mumbai for $25

Posted By Mike Chino On August 11, 2008 @ 5:00 pm In Architecture,Design,Design for Health,Environment,global development,Water Issues | 3 Comments

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Building off the success of the Lifestraw Personal water filtration device, Vestergaard Frandsen’s [2] new Lifestraw Family [2] system provides 15,000 liters of clean drinking water to one household. And now, you can fund the delivery of one Lifestraw Family system to a slum community in Mumbai for $25 [3] through Project H Design [4], an organization founded by Emily Pilloton that promotes and delivers life improving product designs to global communities (we’ve funded 100 already and still going!). Project H [5] is currently gathering funds for their August 15th deadline, and they will deliver the systems this December, in collaboration with Berkeley-based Haath Mein Sehat [6] as the first step in a bigger examination of local water sanitation issues. With more than a billion people lacking access to safe drinking water and five million people dying of water-related disease every year, here’s an opportunity to make a small but very real difference.

Donate via Paypal at Project H here [3].

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The project is a joint venture with Berkeley-based Haath Mein Sehat (Health In Hand) Mumbai [7], who will be on site in Mumbai this summer to conduct testing, user acceptance interviews, and follow up visits with families receiving the Lifestraw systems.

The Lifestraw Family [2] system is an amazing point-of-use water filtration device designed and manufactured by Vestergaard Frandsen [2]. It does not require electricity or batteries, making it ideal for use in both rural and urban contexts in the developing world. It eliminates 99.9% of waterborne disease bacteria, parasites, and viruses, bringing clean drinking water quickly and reliably, and preventing life-threatening disease from spreading through unclean water. One system effectively filters 15,000 liters (about a 2 year’s supply) of drinkable water.

+ Project H Design [4]
+ Vestergaard Frandsen: Lifestraw [2]
+ Haath Mein Sehat (Health In Hand) Mumbai [7]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/11/project-h-fund-a-lifestraw-for-mumbai-for-25/

[2] Vestergaard Frandsen’s: http://www.vestergaard-frandsen.com/lifestraw-f-intro.htm

[3] fund the delivery of one Lifestraw Family system to a slum community in Mumbai for $25: http://projecthdesign.com/2008/04/15/fund-this-product-lifestraw-family-water-filters-for-mumbai/

[4] Project H Design: http://projecthdesign.com/

[5] Project H: http://www.projecthdesign.com/

[6] Haath Mein Sehat: http://www.hmsindia.org/

[7] Haath Mein Sehat (Health In Hand) Mumbai: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/node/2/view/organization

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