For millions of Laotians and Cambodians, access to clean water is difficult and water must be boiled for consumption. Diseases related to the consumption of non-drinking water remain the main cause of child death under 5 years of age. In addition to this, in order to boil water, residents must burn wood and charcoal which comes with its own set of respiratory health hazards.
Thanks to these filters, families can produce their own drinking water daily and reduce their consumption of wood and fossil fuels. This significantly improves their standard of living by avoiding harmful smoke emissions in their kitchen as well as preserves the primary forests of Cambodia and Laos.