Unclean water and the lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
Project AquaAid has designed a plastic (recycled) biosand filter which provides households with a safe source of drinking water.
The project evolved and its name too. Initially, Aqua AId, ended up using the name Aquor. So did the business model, from fabrication of biosand filters using recycling materials, to water kiosk.
Head of Programme: Mariana Matoso
Project Team Leader: Teresa de Sousa
Project Coordinator: Fernando Vidal
Project Assistant: Afunwi Denis
Photographer: Fernando Matoso
Volunteers: Nicholas Phillips, Andrew Stride, Bibian Christiana Li, Faisal Ikram Rashid, Nicole Dewinter, John Matthew Clements, Rebecca Iliet, Harriet Coe, James Orchard, John Watson, Kieran Evans, Nsaboh Nelson, Monu Genesis, Didian, Patience, Leonard Asubesing, Eric Ngwe, Afunwi Denis, Romanus Bicheh
Applicant: Reignite Action for Development
Local Partners: Bambui Youths Organisation, Bambui Water Authority
Other Partners: Bambui Village Council, Bambui Palace, Tubah Council
Estimated Cost: £ 7,500
Donors: University of Nottingham, Enactus Nottingham, UK
Timeline: 2 years