These families are dependent on farming and animal husbandry for their livelihood. They were drinking unfiltered or untreated water which often put them at risk of contracting water-borne illnesses. On one hand they could not afford a water filter, and on the other hand they were also ignorant about the importance of drinking clean filtered water.
To provide them access to potable water and protect them from illnesses, the diocese distributed BioSand Water Filters to them freely. The families received the filters with much joy and expressed their gratefulness to the church for taking the effort to make clean water available to them.