LifeStraw (Abbe Bernard)

54In these third world countries, waterborne viruses are a huge contributor to death.  Around 6,000 people die each and every day, because they are consuming unsafe water.  Nearly one in five children’s death is in results of diarrhea, which kills more children than AIDS, malaria and measles together.

There is a clear necessity for clean water worldwide and clean water in the home offers various opportunities for health gains and cost savings.  The LifeStraw can really change the perspective of many third world countries, like Ghana and Uganda.  This is a personalized water filter, designed for filtering water as one drinks.  Each can filter up to 1,000 liters of water, which can last an entire year for one person.  It is effective against these waterborne diseases, bacteria and parasites.

This is definitely on the incline of helping these people drink clean water.  By promoting this significant social change, it changes these people’s lives and perspective on how to live.  This is definitely world changing, because if those 6,000 people are not dying every day then those lives are saved.  By helping these people drink this clean water, we are also able to help them survive many other things like poverty, apartheids and disease infection.  Giving clean water seems like such a small thing in such a huge world, but to some it really means a lot.  Designed in Switzerland by Torben Vestergaard Frandsen, it has been praised ever since.  For more information, please go to


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