Chiang Mai, Thailand
During 2013, Sunshine Heroes began funding the production of Bio-Sand water filters in northern Thailand. The filters are designed to provide sanitary water for 4,000 individuals living in the Karen Hill Tribe villages. The Bio-Sand filters are a new adaptation of sand filters that have been used for hundreds of years. They are produced using local labor and materials in Thailand and can last for decades. Working through natural processes, the filters require no electricity, fuel, or chemicals. With the funding from the Sunshine Heroes Foundation, four entire villages have been provided with clean water for the next 20 years!