Puritii Water Bottle in Action
I stop everyone to show them Puritii - the picture on the left below is with one of the assistants at Kilimanjaro Centre Orphanage - the other is in front of my favorite shop in Moshi (yes, I have become friends with the owner over my last trips) - I stopped a man who was shopping to show him the bottle/filter.
Teacher (Edward Lazarus) and head teacher , Victor Shrima (one of the guides who stays with me and helps me teach the children, me and Werner Berger at the orphanage with some of the children and “Dr. Edward” holding the Puritii bottle. My goal is to bring Puritii for every child at this orphanage with a year’s worth of filters. Even though I want to put in a Puritii water system (when it becomes available), I also want to have each child have their own bottle for when they leave the orphanage on a trip or, as weigh the older children, to school and for all of them when they go to work in the fields.
When you are not sure of the water source, really sure, you have only one choice - not plastic, to me that is not a choice because it destroys the environment and it is bad for our health - I carry my Puritii Bottle and filter. On the Safari trip, you want to always have water. I carry my lunch, pouch, hat, and Puritii. I am equipped to go!! :)
In the picture on the left, I am at the back standing with the children who will have access to Puritii once there is enough funding - here I left several bottles with the children (I am with Father Aloyce who is my contact in Northern Tanzania).
In the picture on the right - I am with the head of the hospital showing him how to use the bottle and his main question was how can we get one of these for every child and will there be a system where we can have a central location for pure water - hundreds of thousands of people go through this hospital every year, from Tanzania and Southern Kenya. I had also brought supplements and medical first aid supplies for the children and the hospital.
I am in town shopping for more embroidery supplies for the children - I would not venture anywhere without Puritii - I am with my “guide” Kibelo from our tour company - he has become a friend and actually more like a son. He always makes sure that the bottle is full and reminds me to drink!
Kibelo and Victor, my guides and buddies (like sons to me now) using the Puriti bottles - I teach them to stitch and they in turn teach the children.
The kids going on a trip with Puritii