Hurricane Felix – Nicaragua
In September 2007 category 5 Hurricane Felix made landfall on the East coast of Nicaragua with wind speeds of over 260 km/h. The hurricane induced flooding and mudslides affecting over 40,000 people. Drop4Drop funded the provision of 80 ceramic filters to ensure clean water to over 500 people in areas severely affected.
Our provision of water filters in the aftermath of Hurricane Felix was a huge success and in 2008 we went on to fund the provision of 20 water filters to people of Nicaragua alongside a health and education programme. The filters provided over 300,000 litres of clean, portable water in their first year alone – saving lives through a simple filter.