Carbon for Water Program

The Carbon for Water Program is a water treatment project with operations in the Western Province of Kenya. The water treatment project is donating and installing LifeStraw® Family water filters for Kenyan households. The water filters eliminate the need for Kenyan families to treat water by boiling it. This eliminates the use of wood as a fuel source and therefore avoids the production of GHGs. The program is the first water filtration project to be registered in the voluntary market.
Developers: 
Vestergaard Frandsen, Manna Energy Limited, Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
Investors: 
Vestergaard Frandsen
Financing Mechanisms: 
Environmental Commodities
Internal Funds
Environmental Commodities: 
Emission Reduction Credits
Commodities Availability: 
Unknown
Project Status: 
Operational
Project Mission: 
Health
Offsets
Remediation
Project Impact: 
The water filtration project is expected to avoid more than two million tons of carbon emission per year.