Conclusion of Kyarn Khin Migrant Community Bio-Sand Filter Project – Thailand
This project has been completed under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mark Cox.
To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to build and install bio-sand water filters in all 14 houses in the village.
The Kyarn Khin Water Project, designed to help 14 Burmese migrant families set up their own bio-sand water filters, was completed successfully!
During a four-day training session, families worked together with students from a community development program (Wide Horizons) and RPCV Mark Cox to learn about, collect materials for, and eventually build their own water filters. These bio-sand water filters use plastic barrels, PVC piping and other materials from the local hardware shop, in addition to local materials like sand, stones and charcoal.
The first two days consisted of collecting sand, large stones, medium stones and small stones from the local area. The third day was used for the community training, and the final day consisted of a practice session and also the building session, in which community members and Wide Horizons students worked together to set up 14 water filters.
Challenges included one filter having issues with tap installation, and another filter having joint integrity problems. Both of these issues were solved by follow-up sessions.
Thank you again to Appropriate Projects for funding this program, as well as the generous donors who helped out. Also, special thanks to Emma Tobin (Wide Horizons teacher) and the Wide Horizons students who gave their time and effort in implementing the training."
We are grateful to Mark for his management of this project. We join him in again thanking the donors and students.