Fundación Ruta 40

Ruta 40 – Project safe water for 3 rural schools in Chubut and Neuquén (240 students in total).

The Project: the project consists of equipping these rural school households without access to safe water with a ‘Life Straw’ water filter and to train the educational community in its proper use. The microbiological filters, of Swiss origin, provide access to safe water through a simple and easy to use mechanism, using the force of gravity. They need neither batteries nor electricity and hardly any maintenance. Furthermore they meet the highest standards for water treatment as established by the WHO; eliminating bacteria, viruses and parasites.

The expected results:

* Equipping each of the three schools with a ‘Life Straw’ filter to prevent waterborne diseases; to provide safe water, free of viruses, bacteria and parasites for consummation and preparation of food.

* Training of students, teachers and staff in the use, care and maintenance of the filter and the use and treatment of water.

* Increased awareness of the educational communities of the importance of using safe drinking water.

  • Reduction of diarrhea and gastrointestinal diseases in students.

Ruta 40 is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to contribute to the development of rural schools located near the Ruta Nacional 40. They believe that strengthening rural schools will promote equal educational opportunities and that a better education reflects in a better society.

The Investment: the purchase, distribution and delivery of three  ‘Life Straw’ community filters.

The requested amount: € 2,900.-