implementation approach

Goal: Providing Access to Clean and Safe drinking Water for Vulnerable Communities

Access to clean water is a fundamental human right, yet millions of people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water, leading to waterborne diseases, illness, and even death. In Rhino Camp, Madi Okollo, Uganda, the situation is particularly dire, with many households relying on contaminated water sources for their daily needs.
Biosand filtration is a proven, low-cost, and sustainable technology that effectively removes contaminants from water, making it safe for consumption. By implementing biosand filters at the household level, we can significantly improve water quality and protect the health and well-being of community members.

Project Activities:

  1. Needs Assessment and Site Selection: Conduct a thorough needs assessment to identify communities most in need of improved access to clean water. Collaborate with local authorities, community leaders, and NGOs to select suitable sites for the installation of biosand filters.
  2. Capacity Building and Training: Provide training and capacity building workshops to local community members on the construction, maintenance, and operation of biosand filters. Empowering community members with the knowledge and skills to manage their filtration systems ensures the sustainability and long-term success of the project.
  3. Filter Distribution and Installation: Construct and distribute biosand filter kits to selected
    households, ensuring equitable access across the target community. Work closely with local
    partners and volunteers to install the filters correctly and provide ongoing support to households
    as needed.
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Establish a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to assess
    the impact of the project on water quality, health outcomes, and community well-being.
    Regularly monitor filter performance, conduct water quality testing, and gather feedback from
    beneficiaries to inform project adjustments and improvements.
  5. Community Engagement and Awareness: Launch community awareness campaigns to
    promote the importance of clean water, proper hygiene practices, and the benefits of biosand
    filtration. Engage with local schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations to
    disseminate information and foster behavior change at the grassroots level.
  6. Partnership and Sustainability: Forge partnerships with government agencies, NGOs,
    corporate sponsors, and philanthropic organizations to leverage resources, expertise, and
    support for the project. Explore opportunities for income-generating activities, such as filter
    maintenance services or local production of filter components, to ensure the project’s long-term


At Feat Africa, the production of concrete Biosand Filters begins with the careful procurement of raw materials essential for the construction process. This includes sourcing gravel, sand, and cement of high quality to ensure the durability and effectiveness of the filters. The team meticulously oversees the procurement process, selecting materials that meet stringent standards for purity and reliability. Once the materials are acquired, technicians embark on the actual production of the filters, utilizing metallic molds and precise piping to craft each unit to exact specifications. This phase requires a blend of technical expertise and attention to detail to ensure that the filters are constructed to the highest standards for optimal performance.

After the construction process is completed, the filters are left to cure overnight before demolding the following morning. Once demolded, the finished filters undergo a final touch: painting. This step not only adds a layer of protection but also serves as a visual identifier for branding purposes. Feat Africa takes pride in branding each filter, a symbol of their commitment to quality and reliability. Through this meticulous production process, Feat Africa ensures that every concrete Biosand Filter meets rigorous standards of craftsmanship, ready to provide clean water solutions to communities in need across Africa.


At Feat Africa, a typical day for installing Biosand Filters involves a well-orchestrated process led by highly skilled technical staff. The day starts with loading the filters onto a truck, ensuring all necessary equipment is securely packed. The team then embarks on a journey to remote villages where clean water access is scarce. In hard-to-reach areas, motorbikes are deployed to transport filters, allowing the team to navigate challenging terrain efficiently.

Upon arrival at each village, the team identifies suitable sites for filter installation, collaborating closely with local leaders. With precision and expertise, they unload the filters and initialize them, meticulously calibrating each unit for optimal performance. Simultaneously, end-user training sessions are conducted, empowering community members with the knowledge and skills to operate and maintain the filters effectively. Despite the logistical challenges, Feat Africa’s dedicated staff ensures that clean water solutions reach even the most underserved communities, making a tangible difference in improving public health and quality of life across Africa.


At Feat Africa, monitoring the performance of Biosand Filters is a critical aspect of ensuring the continued provision of clean water to communities. This monitoring process is conducted meticulously, with filters being assessed three times at monthly intervals. During each monitoring session, highly trained technicians visit the installed filters to evaluate their functionality and effectiveness. They conduct thorough inspections, checking for any signs of wear or damage, as well as assessing the clarity and quality of the filtered water.

Throughout the monitoring process, data is collected and analyzed to track the performance of the filters over time. Any deviations or issues observed are promptly addressed, whether it involves minor maintenance or more significant repairs. Feat Africa is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and reliability in their clean water solutions, and the regular monitoring of Biosand Filters plays a crucial role in achieving this goal. By staying vigilant and proactive in their approach to monitoring, Feat Africa ensures that communities continue to have access to safe and clean drinking water for years to come

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