25th August 2017

Water Purification project

“Puritas Sath Diyawara”   provides safe drinking water and uplifting activities in the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)  affected areas. Currently, the disease is predominant in the North Central Province in Sri Lanka but is rapidly spreading to other areas such as North Western, Eastern and Uva Provinces. Mabroc Teas, in partnership with its clients join hands with “Puritas Sath Diyawara” to reach such needy areas of the country.

500 villages have been identified in Sri Lanka with CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) patients and only a few villages have access to safe drinking water. Most villages seek access to good quality water to safeguard themselves and their families. More than 400,000 people are currently affected (10% - 15% of residents of selected villages) with 22,000 deaths. In addition it is estimated that approximately 2.8 million people are at the risk of contracting this deadly disease.

It has been proven that the quality of drinking water directly affects – worsens or reverses - the stage of CKD and hence there is a dire need for quality drinking water, with a fraction of the quantity required being available currently at US cents 2.33 (LKR 3.00) per liter through unreliable sources at inaccessible locations far away. Hence, it is a necessity to undertake quality and reliable potable water projects at village level to negate the adverse health and socio-economic issues created by CKD.

As an organization that values the well-being of society, a 10m3 Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Treatment System has been established under the patronage of Mabroc Teas (Pvt) Ltd. The purified water will be delivered through 10 docking stations around the village. After implementing the “Puritas Sath Diyawara” water project at 13 Villages, we have been successful in benefiting 6,470 families. This project emerged the winners at THE ASIA RESPONSBIBLE ENTREPRENURSHIP AWARDS (AREA) 2016  in Health Promotions and Social Empowerment Categories.

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