bio-purifier

A Peacemaking Project by sohalia e.

What is the injustice we are solving?

the biggest injustice i see in my community is environmental pollution, especially water. The quality of the water we do have may not be as it should. Last year, parliament’s Housing Committee issued a report which found that water in 18 governorates, including Alexandria, Giza, North Sinai and Assiut, is polluted to the degree that it is unsafe to drink. According to the Egypt State of the Environment Report of 2005, the four sources of pollution to our water sources are sewage, factories, agricultural draining water and waste. It mentioned that 65 percent of people in Egypt drink polluted water, and 25 percent of child mortality (children under 5) is provoked by water-related issues. “It’s very dangerous.” the problem was solved by water filters that are widely used in modern houses in cities. and here is the injustice, most of the houses in the countrysides haven't enough money to buy a water filter. that's why Renal failure percentages in the countryside is 29% more than in cities

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of water pollution
we will address the increased rate of water polluted because of using the traditional way for irrigating, by filling the planed fields by much excessive water, the rest of the water is going usually through tunnels and considered as wastewater
by a very cheap water filter that consists of wastes that can effectively produce adequate quantities of drinking water from agricultural wastewater, as it depends on bio-sorbent polymer that can absorb heavy metals. an example is for bio-sorbent is hemicellulose in corn cobs that can absorb 3 heavy metals from water.

Our Project Plan:

Goals

  • affording an easy method for purifying polluted water, and maintaining water shortage by finding east to be applied solutions.

We will increase my / our compassion by...

realizing the seriousness of the problem, for encouraging the society to support the environmental solutions and helping others to come over the crisis.

How will you show courage?

i'll show courage by taking surveys from people around to conclude the overall vision for the problem and the solution, as by this, i could have many feedbacks and suggestions that were really beneficial. also, i've previously participated in many argumentative debates that concluded many parts of water shortage and water pollution. although i won in most of them, i always felt that showing courage is bigger than this. so, i began to talk to charities near my home and give them information as statistics and research papers.

How will you collaborate with others?

making big changes requires some helping hands. so, i'm planning for collaborating with other charities that concern for water shortage in rural areas, as probably the expansion will be wider, besides, everything needs advertisement, so, i'm planning to visit some organizations that will collaborate with me.

How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)

as the major target of running such a project is to reach the adequate level of awareness for farmers and people that live in rural areas, to know how to obtain clean water in water shortage times, i intend to ask for some advices from experts in humanities and water issue in Egypt, as i'm going to get back to you as a source of contribution if i faced any problems. i'm also going to record some statistics for the difference between the situation before the awareness campaign that i will make and after the awareness campaign.

Key Steps

  • 1- dealing with a charity that have a common implementation for solving the crisis of water shortage
  • 2- working on expanding awareness for the biggest possible area through advertisement and expanding awareness, and finally making a comparison between the past and current situations.

Comments:

Amani A. Peace First Staff
8 March 2019 13:11

Dear sohalia,

Please continue working on your project; we would love to learn more about the issue that you want to solve in your community.

I look forward to guiding you during this journey. Let me know if you need any help.

Best,
Amani  

Amani A. Peace First Staff
5 April 2019 11:36

Dear Sohaila - thanks for submitting your mini-grant request. Please make sure to read the International Verification Process here (the last question in the list): https://www.peacefirst.org/faq

Also, make sure to fill the following form: http://bit.ly/2EO4tzb

I look forward to receiving the required documents :)

Best,
Amani  

Amani A. Peace First Staff
10 April 2019 12:23

Hi sohalia, I hope you are doing well. I just sent you an email, and I look forward to hearing from you :)  

Amani A. Peace First Staff
26 April 2019 13:25

Hi sohalia, please let me know if you have received my email.

Let me know if you need any help.

Best,
Amani