UZ-1 Household Water Filter


The UZ-1 is a hollow fiber membrane household water filtration unit.

Product description Brand name and product description

The UZ-1 Water Filter is a hollow fiber membrane water filter, designed, manufactured, and distributed by Uzima in the USA. Each filter contains bundles of hollow fibers designed to allow only water molecules to pass through the filter, filtering out anything larger than 0.1 microns (bacteria, cysts, protozoa). UZ-1 filters are sold as boxsets. Each box contains 10 UZ-1 filters, 10 bucket connectors, 11 water taps, and 11 educational materials.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

This product is currently distributed in Kenya, and in 2018, the manufacturer expressed a desire to expand into other regions of Africa. The product has also been implemented in Honduras by HOI, an NGO.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Uzima Clean Water Mission is an organization that coordinates the purchase of products for communities by NGOs. In Kenya, this product has been implemented by NGOs such as e3kids, Just One Africa, and Pregis. The product has also been implemented by HOI in Honduras.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Key competitors of this product include the Tulip Table Top Filter, Agualogic water filter, the ACI Household filter, among others.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Target users include individuals in remote or rural areas. Target buyers include humanitarian organizations and governments.

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