In the first edition of the AVFCW newsletter for 2014 we get reacquainted with board member Erica Gwynn, and are introduced to Tom Hunt, founder of the Maisi water project in Cuba.
The process of installing the first bio-sand filter in Maisi proved difficult. Getting the mold to the village took 17 hours on washboard-like roads. With great anticipation they poured the first filter. But they could not extract the filter from the mold and had to break the filter. The second and third attempts were also unsuccessful. After more research Tom returned several months later with a welder friend who made adjustments to the mold. They then successfully poured and extracted their first filter.
Please note that the Sanitation Workshop listed as happening in June has been cancelled–the next workshop will be held in September (more details will be listed on the Workshops page when available).
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