Conclusion of Svetlii Kindergarten Water Filter Project – Moldova

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Natalie Rooks.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to install a water filter in the kindergarten kitchen.

Natalie reports:

The water filter installation project at the Svetlii kindergarten has been successfully completed!

Upon receiving the money, the mayor contacted the filtration firm and altered the plans slightly. In addition to the agreed-upon filter and installation, the mayor agreed to pay an additional fee to allow for a storage tank that holds up to 30 liters of filtered water at a time. This will be useful in the future in case of lack of electricity and when the sole electric outlet in the kitchen needs to be in use.

The project was completed in a single afternoon. The contracted company transported the materials to Svetlii and installed the filter in the kitchen. An analysis was taken of the filtered water and proven to remove the contaminants. The kindergarten director, nurse, and cook were amazed at the difference in taste and in the clear color that the filtered water has.

School is now in session, and the wellbeing of the 75 children will be greatly improved by the clean water they will be eating and drinking. Additionally the kitchen staff will now benefit from the reduced requirement of boiling all water before cooking and drinking.

Thank you to Appropriate Projects for the funding of this small water filter installation project that will ensure that these health benefits of the children and staff continue into the future.

We wish to thank Natalie for completing this project, and again extend our gratitude to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding.