Oxfam GB, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID)
As a result of the field trials, the LIFESAVER cube became an Oxfam stock item as part of its emergency water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) equipment held in the UK. This means the LIFESAVER cube can be deployed in any country that Oxfam works in as part of its WASH response within two days. From the trials Oxfam concluded that the cube is a viable and effective method to provide clean water in emergencies where centralised water treatment is not possible and where water is
being taken from a number of sources. Minor product changes were incorporated
based on vital feedback received from beneficiaries; creating the LIFESAVER
cube product we have today.
As a result of the trial locations, the LIFESAVER cube was accepted as easy to use
and maintain. Users appreciated the water quality, instant filtering and the ability to
store water dirty in a sealed container. Overall the results describe that the users
appreciated the following aspects of the LIFESAVER cube: easy to use, rapid
technology (pour and use), filtered water is safe and has a good taste, no on-going cost.