05/25/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Filterpure: Nonprofit Uses Clay Water Filters To Bring Clean Water To Haitians

The January 12 earthquake in Haiti damaged the already weak infrastructure on the island nation. As a result, thousands of Haitian families were left homeless and forced into tent encampments, without reliable access to food, clean water or sanitation.

In response to the disaster, Dr. Richard Wukich is in Haiti with a simple mission: to bring clean water to Haitians in need. The initiative utilizes ceramic pot filters manufactured by Filterpure, which are not only effective but relatively inexpensive to produce and distribute. Each pot can purify 2.5 liters of water each hour.

According to Filterpure, a $30 donation can provide a family with clean water for five years.

CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.