SAFI Filter

Safe drinking water is essential to good health. However, in resource-poor settings, water often comes from unsafe sources and carries deadly pathogens. The World Health Organization estimates that 1.8 million people die each year from diarrheal diseases, many of which are attributed to unsafe water. Safe

drinking water is one of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals—by 2015, the United Nations hopes to decrease the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water by 50 percent.



SAFI filter aims at improving efficiency ,flexibility and has a dynamic design to reach households

with the greatest need for clean, safe

drinking water.


SAFI is a swahili word meaning "clean"


It's a collapsible filter that is designed to fit all water collecting objects and also it being detachable can be used on water sources such as taps and sinks among others.


To increase access to clean water, SAFI team comprised of two interaction design students (Susan Oguya and Swatti Kashyap) with a background of entrepreneurship and industrial design teamed up to work and identify, adapt, and develop appropriate dynamic filter and business model to build a sustainable commercial market in household water treatment and storage for low-income consumers.



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