Water flows freely from our taps. When we’re thirsty, we drink it. When we’re hot, we jump in it.
Safe water comes easy in the first world. For nearly 800 million people, however, safe water is a dream. And the water that’s available kills.
3.4 million people die each year from water-borne illness.
All people deserve access to clean water. Together, we can make it happen.
Each sale of a GROSCHE product funds our Safe Water Project and provides 50+ days of safe drinking water to communities in need.
The Safe Water Project focuses on creating a long term means for people to rise out of poverty. We don’t just provide them with safe water; we teach them how to build their own filters, install & service them, and even sell them to create long term employment opportunities, and stabilized incomes for families.
Each Safe Water Project is 100% funded by the sale of GROSCHE products. Thank you for being a part of the change.
Shrini, her parents, and her two younger sisters live together in Bogepura, a small village in South India. They used to drink pond water contaminated by Buffalo. Today, their water is safe, thanks to you.
The Bidals and their children have drank muddy water from a local stream in Yei, South Sudan for years. They sell maize and cassava to make money and have suffered from Typhoid fever many times. Safe water gives them a second chance at health.
Charles is paralyzed in both legs and one hand. His body’s been ravaged by worms and typhoid fever many times. Now that he has access to clean water, he has a chance at health: “I am very happy to get improvement from drinking biofiltered water,” he says.
Nyoka is widowed and cares for both her 6 children and 9 other dependents alone in South Sudan. Now, all 16 of them have safe water for the next 25-30 years, and she can focus on regaining her health, finding employment, and educating her children.
Savitha is married with two daughters. The family all work as general labourers in Bogepura. Their water comes from local ponds and rivers and often causes them to suffer from fever. Now, with safe water, they can work without illness.
Lakshmi is a housewife and has two children, Shivu (2) and Vishnu (4). Her husband hunts for food and they get their water from a nearby Pond in Thimanna Hosa Halli village. The pond water has given them stomach cramps and pain, but thanks to their Grosche filter their health is on the mend.
Geeta, her husband, and their threeyear-old daughter Sumithra live in a small hut in Thimanna Hosa Hali. They all suffer from viral fever, joint pain, and headaches. Now, with safe water, the headaches will subside and the family can spend more time enjoying their life together.
Putta is a tailor and general labourer in Bogepura. He and his wife Prema have two sons who drink from a contaminated pond in their village. Now, with purified water, Putta can spend more time working and less time worrying about his family’s health.
We have committed to funding 50+ days of safe water per product sold. Our actual results are in the graph above.
Bio-sand Filters purify unsafe water. They are made of concrete and use sand and gravel to make water safe to drink.
They remove up to 95% of viruses, 97-99.9% of harmful bacteria (like e-coli). 99.8% of protozoa, and 100% of worms & their eggs.
Filtering the water is easy: it requires zero electricity and no replacement cartridges, chemicals, or parts. It purifies water for up to 10 people for 25-30 years.
The filters are made locally by local people, creating work and paid employment for them as well.