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Introduce biological sand water filters to countries in Asia Pacific & Africa

Requested by

Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Access to and availability of basic services (water, sanitation, energy and communication) at an affordable cost is essential to human development. In particular, the availability of safe drinking water is an indicator of the health of a country. In the developing world, millions of residents lack a source of safe drinking water near their homes. Dirty water and poor sanitation are the second biggest killers of children worldwide.

In Asia Pacific, many of the region’s poor communities still live without running water.

To address this situation, Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD) is proposing to initiate a pilot project for setting up of Nadi water filters for ensuring safe and clean drinking water and sanitation measures in selected countries of Asia Pacific.

Specific Objectives:

1. To promote the safe use of potable water by setting-up Nadi water filter units within selected pockets within 12 months.

2. To build capacities of village community members through trainings and workshops on safe drinking water and health & hygiene and usage of Nadi water filter units.

3. To form Water and Sanitation Committees (WATSAN committees) and increase level of awareness on personal hygiene and environmental cleanliness of project communities within 12 months.

What is your project and how will it help?

This project aims at setting up 250 Nadi water filters initially in each country to serve vulnerable communities. These filters can be used to reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases and enable people to access clean water. The project can then be rolled out to ensure setting-up more Nadi water filter units. It includes training on water safety methods and water-source maintenance.

The process will enable access to safe drinking water and sanitation services in those countries. A pilot project will be undertaken in selected pockets of of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka in the initial stage. In these countries, AHD will work with local CSOs to implement the project. It may be noted that in the selected countries, lack of clean drinking water is forcing millions of people to drink unsafe water. This leads to an increase in diseases like diarrhea, the second leading cause of death in children under five.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

AHD will collaborate and offer local partnership in each country to initiate safe drinking Nadi filters in most deserving countries.

Partners and donors can support our project and different CSOs from selected countries will be invited to support and learn this technology

Please detail the resources that you need.

S. No Activity / Component Unit. Value in US$ No. of Units Total
1. Project coordinators salary for 12 months 3500 12 42,000
2. Subsistence costs for project staff 200 120 24,000
3. Inception Workshop in each country 3,000 10 36,000
4. Material procurement from local area 5,000 10 60,000
5. Nadi filter units 40 2500 480
6. TOT on Nadi filter trainings 500 10 6,000
7. Publication of posters and brochures 4,000 10 48,000
8. Distribution & setting-up of units 20 250 5,000
9. Community mobilization visits 200 10 2,400
10. Mobilization workshops and Trainings 2000 10 24,000
11. Return Air Tickets per trip 850 12 10,200
12. Domestic travel in each country 500 10 6,000
13. Communication Costs (Phone, Fax and Postage) 500 10 6,000
14. AHD Finance and Admin support 1000 12 12,000
Grand Total in US $ 282,080

Further information

Contact details

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Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of services / personnel; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Pakistan

Global issues

Energy; Water and related ecosystems


  • Contact details exchanged
    11 Sep 2014 03:00 GMT

    Clean Bioenergy Limited
    (For-profit organisation)

    Akshat Gandhi says: Plz tell me is this project viable in Kenya.

  • Commented
    11 Sep 2014 03:03 GMT

    Clean Bioenergy Limited
    (For-profit organisation)

    Akshat Gandhi says: Plz tell me is this project viable in Kenya.

  • Commented
    04 Jul 2019 06:07 GMT

    Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)
    Unverified non-profit organisation

    Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD) says: Dear Akash gandhi, sir sorry veru sorry for late reply, i was not in use of this network, today i saw your question.
    YES we will be happy to work in Kenya and AHD already visited and attended Innovate Water 4 Kisumu Conference 6-7 Feb 2019 and i was their and installed 10 units in Kakmega and Kisumu villages
    my whattaspp no is Khurshid Bhatti, CEO AHD Cell: +92-333-2661682 you can add me to whattaspp and we can talk more or can email me at