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Ecofiltros for Safe Passage families. Reduced spending,improved health, increased awareness. What are Ecofiltros?. Developed in the ‘80s by a Guatemalan scientist Ecofiltro provides an affordable means of filtering water, other than chlorinating or boiling water

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Ecofiltros for safe passage families

Ecofiltros for Safe Passage families

Reduced spending,improved health, increased awareness


What are ecofiltros

What are Ecofiltros?

  • Developed in the ‘80s by a Guatemalan scientist

  • Ecofiltro provides an affordable means of filtering water, other than chlorinating or boiling water

  • Found to reduce instances of diarrhea by 50%

  • Awarded the World Bank’s Marketplace Award for sustainability in 2003, 2004

  • In the last 3 years, 60 000 filters have been distributed, serving 500 000 Guatemalans

  • Ecofiltros are now available in 14 countries around the world

Accessed at http://ecofiltro.org/index.php?showPage=86&cache=1


How does ecofiltro work

How does Ecofiltro work?

  • Made out of local clay and sawdust, bathed in colloidal silver, a naturally anti-bacterial substance

  • Micropores in clay basin filter out impurities, such as cysts, fecal residue, etc. Also eliminates smell and color from contaminated water

  • Colloidal silver coating purifies water from bacteria that cause diarrhea, cholera, and other diseases of the digestive tract

  • Clay basin placed inside a bucket with a tap and cleaning instructions on the back

  • Clay basin must be cleaned regularly and replaced once a year

Accessed at http://ecofiltro.org/index.php?showPage=104&cache=1


Ecofiltro and safe passage

Ecofiltro and Safe Passage

  • Through the Adult Literacy program, Safe Passage has provided donated and discounted Ecofiltros to local families in 2009 and 2010

  • Safe Passage organizes a water filtering training session for families receiving Ecofiltros every year

  • In May 2009, 42 filters were donated by Water Charity and given out to women who attended Adult Literacy classes as well as 4 given to Safe Passage

  • In June 2010, 32 of these women requested and bought a clay basin replacement with a 50% discount of Q100.00 provided by the company Ecofiltro

  • In addition, Water Charity donated new filters to an additional 35 women and men in 2010

  • 77 Safe Passage families now have an Ecofiltro water filter in their homes


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Ecofiltro and Safe Passage


How safe passage women get their water

How Safe Passage women get their water


The facts about running water

The facts about running water


How receptive are safe passage women to ecofiltros

*How receptive are Safe Passage women to Ecofiltros?


Filtration techniques of safe passage families

Filtration techniques of Safe Passage families


Ecofiltro training on filtration and hygiene

Ecofiltro training on filtration and hygiene


Effectiveness of safe passage water and sanitation trainings

Effectiveness of Safe Passage water and sanitation trainings


Effectiveness of safe passage water and sanitation trainings1

*Effectiveness of Safe Passage water and sanitation trainings


Effectiveness of safe passage water and sanitation trainings2

Effectiveness of Safe Passage water and sanitation trainings


Water filtering training 2010

Water filtering training 2010


Health behaviors other than water filtration

Health behaviors, other than water filtration


Hand washing behavior

Hand washing behavior


Hand washing behavior1

Hand washing behavior


Hand washing behavior2

Hand washing behavior


Diarrheal disease with and without ecofiltro

Diarrheal disease with and without Ecofiltro


Diarrheal disease with and without ecofiltro1

Diarrheal disease with and without Ecofiltro


Previous scientific studies

Previous scientific studies

Social Studies. No. 53 Magazine.  IV Season.  The Fight Against Child Morbidity: “Artisan Filters and Education.  AfA Guatemala, ICAITI, IDIES”Rafael Landivar University, Guatemala. 1993-1994. Accessed at http://ecofiltro.org/index.php?showPage=10&cache=1.


Diarrheal disease with and without ecofiltro2

Diarrheal disease with and without Ecofiltro


Effectiveness of filtering water with ecofiltro compared to other methods

Effectiveness of filtering water with Ecofiltro compared to other methods


Healthy families are happy families

Healthy families are happy families


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