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Sabu Raijua, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase 274 water filters to sell to the people on Sabu Island.

Three's story

Three is the head of the Association of Public Hygiene Workers on the isolated island of Sabu in East Indonesia, near Australia.

She started selling Nazava Water Filters because she found that, within the community-led sanitation program that she carried out, is was difficult to provide households with safe drinking water

“In Sabu, many people still drink untreated water because people consider the taste fresher then water that has been boiled, which has a smoky taste. Because of this, our association provided a solution to the people and that is Nazava water filters. People do not have to boil their water, but it is healthy and free of bacteria,” Three says.

Three is going to use the loan to buy 274 water filters to sell to the people. These filters have already been pre-ordered. Three will use the proceeds to promote Nazava to the community. Her association is already promoting the filters in six sub-districts with the help of the public hygiene workers from the community health centers in these sub-districts. The public hygiene workers work together with the village government and all other stakeholders to promote Nazava to the communities.

Three has already sold 370 water filters on her island. Selling water filters provides revenue to the association of health workers that has no other income. Even though selling the filters has proved easy, transporting the filters to the villages is very expensive because the villages are far apart and the infrastructure is in bad condition.