Jun 11, 2009, 7:00 AM
John Griffith and his wife Jane Griffith, a retired Engineer
and teacher respectively, have made their move through Rotary Clubs in
According to the couple, Aqua Filter has been developed and is ready for re-launch. "It pumps between 200 to 300 litters per hour (over 25 buckets per hour) of 99.9% bacteria free water delivered by hand pumping. It can also fit into an Aqua Box and weighs 16kg," they said.
The couple said one filter unit has successfully completed a
two-month trial at the
They asked the recipients what is really needed and this is passed on to the donors whose assistance would be geared towards that only. "In The Gambia recipients prefer clothes for children than the elderly," they said.
Jane said they have distributed 52 boxes through the Disaster Management Committee. "We have given 18 boxes to refugees through UNHCR," said Gill and Jane. They expressed satisfaction saying, "Water is so important for health and we have good reception from the people," they said.
The couple praised Muslim Aid, the National Disaster Committee, KMC Mayor and the Fire and Ambulance Services for reaching the needy on time and the right place. "We are impressed, no resource is wasted," they said.