Written By Kees Hermus and Mark Dam
Clean drinking water, how special is that? The fact that we have clean drinking water in the Netherlands is something we don’t think about in everyday life. We just turn on the tap, flush the toilet, turn on the garden sprinkler and we have unlimited access to water. The costs for this are also very low and with a direct debit you don’t have to worry about water at all.
This is a completely different story in Indonesia and therefore also in Bali. Residents do not have access to clean drinking water as a matter of course. On Bali, in areas where there is no natural clean water, rainwater is boiled or ‘gallons’ (water tanks) are purchased. Balinese people living in poverty do not have sufficient financial means to purchase gas or gallons. This means that for drinking water they depend on the available rainwater and the water in streams and rivers. This water is polluted so there is a high risk of all kinds of diseases.
Bali Care Foundation wants to provide those in need with a Tulip water filter. The filter system consists of two buckets, a filter and a tap. This relatively simple and inexpensive solution filters 99.99% of harmful bacteria out of the water. The filter provides safe drinking water which contributes to better health and fewer diseases among the poorest people of Bali.
Do you also want to contribute to the health of the needy inhabitants of Bali? That’s possible! For about €25 we can make sure that one family is provided with a water filter to ensure at least two years of clean drinking water. Due to its simple design, the filter can be used by anyone and there are no unnecessary costs involved in purchasing gallons or gas tanks.
Give now via www.balicarefoundation.com/en/donate/ and help a family to clean drinking water! We are happy with any amount, no matter how small. Thank you very much in advance for your contribution!