Towards Healthier Rural Living, One Solar-powered Water Filtering System at a Time


If Malaysia’s young people can be this practical and innovative, then there is still hope.

It began as a final year assignment for engineering student Ganesh Muren. He had to work on a project to showcase what he had learned during his years at Inti College, and it didn’t take him long to decide on clean water.

At that time, in 2013, he had just returned from a backpacking trip to India and saw the serious need for clean drinking water. He thought that a water filtration system for rural areas would be useful, especially after he found that the same problem existed in some local villages in Malaysia.

And in the back of his mind, always, was this six-year-old girl whom he met in a village. She suffered from constant diarrhoea, believed to be due to contaminated water.

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