UZ-XL Large Capacity Water Filter


The UZ-XL Large Capacity Filter is a hollow fiber membrane filtration unit manufactured in the USA, designed to service schools, clinics, and orphanages.

Product description Brand name and product description

The UZ-XL Large Capacity Water Filter is designed and manufactured by Uzima to meet larger water demands like that of clinics, schools, and orphanages. The product uses hollow fiber membrane technology, with the backflushing process occurring in-line. The 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).

The product has been implemented in Kenya, Nigeria, and Honduras.

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

The target region for this technology is Africa, with implementations in Kenya and Nigeria. The product has also been implemented in Honduras.

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. In Nigeria, IPG is a key distributor of the product. The product has also been implemented by HOI in Honduras.

The product can be purchased through the Uzima website, the company offers different pricing for retail and non-profit purchase by humanitarian organization partners.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Retail purchase is 450 USD

Non-profit purchase is 350 USD

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Primary competitors in Africa include the Grifaid Community Filter and the Sawyer Point ZeroTwo Water Purifier.

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 schools, clinics, and orphanages. Target buyers are humanitarian organizations.

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