Our own Dawn Lewis is leading the cause to help provide clean drinking water in the country of Laos through a company called TerraClear. If you would like more information on this very important mission opportunity visit their website by clicking on TerraClear.
Laos is a rapidly developing country, but not everyone is keeping up. People need clean drinking water in their homes and schools. A study published in 2018 revealed that 87.7% of the water consumed in rural areas of Laos still tests positive for E.coli contamination¹. Community water supplies are difficult to build and maintain in rural areas. Our mission is to drastically reduce the number of people drinking from contaminated sources.
Ceramic Pot water purifiers are widely used around the world to filter water. Extremely small pores in the ceramic are highly effective at the removal of bacteria, protozoa, helminths, turbidity and other suspended solids. The ceramic elements are infused with antibacterial silver to provide a permanent, secondary defense. The TerraClear Ceramic Water Purifier reduces bacteria by >99%.
These filters, produced locally, are ideal for Laos as they need only gravity to function, require no ongoing consumables and are intuitive to use. Each filter produces and stores enough drinking water for a large family.
TerraClear, founded in 2010, has produced and sold over 100,000 filters. TerraClear uses local resources and employees to bring safe drinking water to communities all over Laos. TerraClear operates as a social enterprise registered locally in Laos, seeking to achieve social and environmental objectives through sustainable business practices.
If you would like additional information on how to support Dawn and the TerraClear family, contact the church office.