Our funds paid for the building of a water filter mold and also purchased all the equipment and supplies needed to make the filters. In total we were able to make 50 filters. These filters are now ready for sale and the amazing thing is that they aren't expensive to buy. $60 (around £40) will buy a filter that can provide clean, safe drinking water for a whole family or for a small orphanage.
Our plan now is to begin selling these filters to families in the Congo. For every £40 raised, half the funds will go to feeding orphans at Rwese orphanage while the other half goes to paying the staff costs and buying supplies to make more filters. This will ensure that the project will continue, local people have jobs, local families can drink clean water and local orphans will be given food.
Now for the best part...
If anyone in the UK would like to buy a water filter on behalf of their family or their work for £40 or just want to make a small donation to go towards the cost of a filter which they can share with lots of other people then Congo Orphans Trust will give that water filter to an orphanage that desperately needs one but can't afford one. The money for each filter will be split, as above, with half the funds going to feed orphans at Rwese orphanage.
What better gift can you give this Christmas than the gift of clean water and food to orphans in the Congo?
Donations for water filters can be made at www.congoorphanstrust.org.