Cow Sh*t to Clean Water
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Uploaded on Nov 24, 2008
Over 1.1 billion people in the world don't have access to clean drinking water. When I heard of a nanotech water purifier that can be used to purify water from even fecal matter contaminated sources, I couldn't help but test it out the "uncultured" way.
Thanks for getting this on the Digg.com Frontpage everyone! Hope this spreads the word about my project...
The "Uncultured Project" is just a funny name for the journey I've started. It's not a charity, organization, or anything formal like that. I'm just a guy who liquidated his life savings, bought a camera, and went abroad to try and help the poorest of the poor. For more, info check out:
If you would like to fund this project, which is just something I am doing as an individual, please check my donation page at:
For more information about the LifeStraw Family, check out:
The LifeStraw Family uses nanotechnology (called hollow tubes) to filter water down to 25 nanometers and meets US EPA guidelines as a microbiological water purifier. They claim that one LifeStraw Family can purify enough water for a family of five for up to three years.
For those asking for tech info, here are the results from a study by the University of Arizona:
Full Disclosure: This is not a paid endorsement of LifeStraw Family. The manufacturers helped me come to Kenya and and provided some equipment to help me film this, but I was under no obligation to endorse them or their products.
Music used in this video include "How Far" by Jamison Young and "Look And Feel Years Younger" by Brad Sucks. You can find more about them here:
This video uses the song "How Far" by Jamison Young from the album "Shifting Sands of a Blue Car". This song is licensed under the Creative Commons under an in perpetuity "attribution-only" license.
I'd like to thank my friend Alan (fallofautumndistro) for his invaluable feedback and support as I was struggling to edit this video in a timely manner. You can check out his channel here:
This video is licensed under the Creative Commons. Please contact me for more details.
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