Aqua Clara: water purification in Kenya
The Aqua Clara water purification project helps people in rural Kenya gain access to safe water by making affordable household water filters that avoid the need to boil water.
Previously, families boiled water to drink over open fires, putting their health at risk by inhaling smoky fumes, while creating more pressure on local forests. This project enables communities to participate in building, selling and servicing the water filters, instead of buying and trading firewood. Over the 10-year crediting period, the project is estimated to reduce 1.3m tonnes of CO2 and will seek to introduce more than 23,000 bio-sand and 4,800 household sand and membrane filters.