Safe water was scarce. We were there.
In March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in central Mozambique, affecting 1.85 million people and causing more than 1,300 fatalities across the region, in what was the worst weather-related crisis to ever hit the southern hemisphere.
All filter distributions were coupled with community trainings on their use and maintenance to ensure ongoing effectiveness. These filter distributions, coupled with community outreach efforts, helped to combat the spread of disease and potential for a secondary crisis. The trainings also focused on teaching women and children how to use the filters since they are often those responsible for collecting water for each family.