The Issue

Children at risk from water

Bangladesh is situated above naturally occurring arsenic. Groundwater wells, installed in the 1970s to provide drinking water to rural Bangladesh, tapped into sources contaminated by dangerous levels of the toxin.  Having no other option, tens of millions of residents have to use this toxic water for drinking, cooking, and all other activities. Current water purification systems fail due to their difficulty of operation, high upkeep, or lack of effectiveness, and have not been able to have a significant impact.

The health risks of arsenicated water are diverse, including liver, heart, and kidney disease, as well as lung, skin, and bladder cancer.
Read moreThe health risks of arsenic-laden water.

The goal of Purifaid is to install low-maintenance, durable, and gravity-driven water purification systems which has a high output level.
Read moreThe DRAM water purification technology – Multimedia.