We had a visitor from Sierra Leone who came by the fire house tonight. He was participating in a leadership conference at Plattsburgh State for African teenagers and heard of our project. We explained how the bio-sand filters worked and what we were doing to improve their operation. He was excited about the project and thought he would like to take the information back to the other teenagers and bring them back to see the project. He indicated they would be very useful as they drink water from just anywhere. He asked if we would send him the filter. We said we would send him the technology. We showed him each of the parts and he said he would be able to get everything.
This was live confirmation that our project would be useful.