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LifeStraw® Portable, Instant Microbiological, Personal, Water Purifier

The Lifestraw is a point-of-use personal water filter that removes 99.9999% of all bacteria, 99.99% of all viruses, and 99.9% of all parasites that cause waterborne disease and diarrhoea.

Portable, Personal Water Purifier
1.) LifeStraw® Personal is a portable water purifier for prevention of common diarrhoeal disease – can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean drinking water.

2.) LifeStraw® Family is an instant microbiological water purifier with a high flow rate, efficacy as per US EPA standards and longevity of more than 15,000 litres.
Drinking Water Crisis
  • More than one billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water - i.e. around 1/6th of the world's population.   (Source: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council)
  • The average distance that women in Africa and Asia walk to collect water is 6 km.
    (Source: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council)
  • The average weight of water that women in Africa and Asia carry on their heads can be anything up to 20kg - the equivalent of your airport luggage allowance.
    (Source: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council)
  • The average weight of water that women in Africa and Asia carry on their heads can be anything up to 20kg - the equivalent of your airport luggage allowance.
    (Source: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council)
  • Diarrhoea kills over 1.8 million people per year and chronic diarrhoea is a leading killer of people with AIDS.
    (Source: World Health Organization)
  • In Africa, diarrhoea is four times more common among children with HIV and seven times more common among adults with HIV than their HIV-negative household members. (Source: Mermin J, et al)
  • Diarrhoea affects up to 90% of HIV patients.
    (Source: Bartlett JG, et al)
  • Diarrhoea is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected children.
    (Source: PEPFAR)
  • "In a study among HIV-infected persons in Uganda, use of safe water decreased diarrhoeal illness by 36 percent".
    (The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief)

Did You Know?

  • LifeStraw® Personal has been referred to as 'One of the Ten Things that will Change the Way We Live´ by Forbes Magazine     

  • LifeStraw® Family delivers water as per EPA guidelines for microbiological water purifiers

  • "LifeStraw is a very simple and elegant solution to a problem that kills millions of people. Let's get it out there," commented musician and humanitarian Peter Gabriel.
  • February 2008, LifeStraw Personal receives the Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas in New York.

  • LifeStraw Personal and LifeStraw Family are both point-of-use water filters - truly unique offerings from Vestergaard Frandsen that address the concerns for affordably obtaining safe drinking water at home and outside.
LifeStraw® Personal - Product Features
  • Offers easy access to safe drinking water away from home.

  • Filters a minimum of 700 litres of water

  • Kills and removes 99.999% of waterborne bacteria.

  • Kills and removes 99% of waterborne viruses

  • Removes particles down to 15 microns.

  • Requires no electrical power or spare parts for the life time of the straw

  • Easy to mass-distribute in areas where drinking water is contaminated

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LifeStraw® Personal - User Instructions
LifeStraw® Personal - Specifications
LifeStraw Family Product Features - Sadly 'Family'  model Out Of Stock until late 2016
  • Empowering people with homemade drinking water.

  • Filters a minimum of 15,000 litres of water - provides safe drinking water for a family for more
    than 2 years (calculated approximately on a family's consumption of 20 litres water/day)

  • Has a high flow rate.

  • Removes minimum 99.9999% of all bacteria.

  • Removes minimum 99.99% of all viruses
    Removes minimum 99.9% of all parasites.

  • Works even on highly turbid water.

  • Complies with EPA guidelines for microbiological water purifiers

  • No electrical power or batteries required.

  • No spare parts required for the lifetime of the product.

  • No running water required.

  • Easy-to-clean pre-filter as well as purifier cartridge.

  • Easy-to-ship, carry and store.

LifeStraw® Family - User instructions
Prices: All prices in South African Rand; excluding VAT and excluding freight/Postal.

LifeStraw®Personal:     R   399.00 each Single unit - unavailable until late 2016

LifeStraw®Family:        R   998.00 each Single unit - unavailable until late 2016

Prices are volume related

LifeStraw® personal is a registered trademark of Vestergaard S.A. Switzerland. The Company reserves the right to make alterations or additions to the above information each time the product is upgraded.
For a free consultation regarding your needs please fill in your contact and enquiry details in an email and send to Click Here: gary@simkul.co.za