May 19, 2011
Update from Haiti
Kyle just returned from visiting our filter factory in Haiti. Here's the latest on the progress:
"I just returned from three great weeks at our filter factory in Jacmel, Haiti, accompanied with ceramics engineer and consultant Brad Ponack. The visit was intended to increase the quality and efficiency of both the factory and the filters it produces. Improvements were made in several areas like mixing ratios and times, kiln log profiles, flow rate and filtration tests, and packaging of filters to be distributed. Everyone involved was excited to be working towards developing the proper procedures to manufacture the best ceramic water filter possible. Our goal is to have the factory at full capacity within the next four months, producing up to 1,500 filters of the highest quality each month. The demand is so high for these filters that reaching our full potential is not a recommendation but a requirement. The Haitian factory team, Filterpure, and Wine To Water are committed to do our best in providing clean water to as many Haitians as possible. Thank you so much for the support to allow us to do so and be sure to follow the progress being made over the next few months!"'