Potters for Peace is a US-based, non-profit, social justice organization that works in two clay-related fields: working with subsistence potters in Central America and working throughout the world to assist with the establishment of factories that produce ceramic water filters.
The heart and soul of Potters for Peace are the potters of central America. Since 1989 we have had a full-time presence in Nicaragua, and one of our goals is to meet every potter there. At present PFP has long-standing friendships with most Nica potters and works in neighboring countries.
CERAMIC WATER FILTRATION PROJECT
Every year 1.7 million people, mainly children under the age of five, die from diarrhea which is caused by unsafe water. The objective of the Potters for Peace Water Filter Project is to make safe drinking water available by helping set up workshops that will produce ceramic water filters made from local materials. These filters are low-tech and low-cost and eliminate approximately 99.88% of water-borne disease agents.
Since 1998, Potters for Peace has been assisting in the production of a low-tech, low-cost, colloidal silver-enhanced ceramic water purifier (CWP) throughout the world and ceramic water purifiers based on the Potters for Peace technology package are now produced at over 50 independent factories in over 30 countries. These filters are the highest-rated product for rural point-of-use water treatment (Smart Disinfection Solutions, 2010).