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    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Ballantine, Director of FilterPure Filters with a Haitian child in Port-au-Prince.

       Lisa Ballantine, Director of FilterPure Filters with a Haitian child in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Ballantine's FilterPure factory sits in the lush countryside next to the Caribbean Sea in Jacmel, Haiti.

       Lisa Ballantine's FilterPure factory sits in the lush countryside next to the Caribbean Sea in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The FilterPure factory in Jacmel, Haiti produces about 1500 filters a month, sitting on the coast of the Caribbean Ocean.

       The FilterPure factory in Jacmel, Haiti produces about 1500 filters a month, sitting on the coast of the Caribbean Ocean.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Ballantine a Elk Grove resident and Director of FilterPure International looks over her factory in Jacmel, Haiti where she produces about 1500 filters a month for the Haitians to have clean water, the filter cost $35.

       Lisa Ballantine a Elk Grove resident and Director of FilterPure International looks over her factory in Jacmel, Haiti where she produces about 1500 filters a month for the Haitians to have clean water, the filter cost $35.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Street people in Jacmel, Haiti, look at the FilterPure filter as Lisa Ballantine was explaining how it works.

       Street people in Jacmel, Haiti, look at the FilterPure filter as Lisa Ballantine was explaining how it works.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Ballantine. Director of FilterPure Filters checks the condition of filters drying in the sun in her Dominican Republic factory.

       Lisa Ballantine. Director of FilterPure Filters checks the condition of filters drying in the sun in her Dominican Republic factory.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Owner of the Aqua Pure Filters in Moca, Dominican Republic, Radhames Carela inspects filters fresh from the kiln.

       Owner of the Aqua Pure Filters in Moca, Dominican Republic, Radhames Carela inspects filters fresh from the kiln.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Ballantine shows off her filter to some interested Haitians who want one in their home in tent city in Port-au-Prince across from the Presidential Palace. She traded for a couple of paintings as one of them was an artist.

       Lisa Ballantine shows off her filter to some interested Haitians who want one in their home in tent city in Port-au-Prince across from the Presidential Palace. She traded for a couple of paintings as one of them was an artist.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian woman quickly covers her bucket as Lisa Ballantine tests the water at a well where they get their water for their homes. Haitians don't trust white people thinking they are putting Cholera in the water. The water later tested for the e-coli bacteria.

       A Haitian woman quickly covers her bucket as Lisa Ballantine tests the water at a well where they get their water for their homes. Haitians don't trust white people thinking they are putting Cholera in the water. The water later tested for the e-coli bacteria.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa ballantine holds a test sample from a well in which local Haitians get their water from, it was loaded with e-coli bacteria dysentery.

       Lisa ballantine holds a test sample from a well in which local Haitians get their water from, it was loaded with e-coli bacteria dysentery.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dirty water is poured into the membrane portion and after a few hours the water will filter through the wall composed of silver and charcoal producing clean, drinkable water for the Haitians.

       Dirty water is poured into the membrane portion and after a few hours the water will filter through the wall composed of silver and charcoal producing clean, drinkable water for the Haitians.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Ballantine, Director of FilterPure Filters takes a drink from one of her filters located in the factory in Jacmel, Haiti as they fire more filters in the kiln behind her.

       Lisa Ballantine, Director of FilterPure Filters takes a drink from one of her filters located in the factory in Jacmel, Haiti as they fire more filters in the kiln behind her.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Ballantine, Director of FilterPure Filters inspects her first factory kiln in the Dominican Republic that she and another girl from Illinois built but is now abandon. This is were it all started.

       Lisa Ballantine, Director of FilterPure Filters inspects her first factory kiln in the Dominican Republic that she and another girl from Illinois built but is now abandon. This is were it all started.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Ballantine, Director of FilterPure Filters inspects her first factory kiln in the Dominican Republic that she and another girl from Illinois built but is now abandon.

       Lisa Ballantine, Director of FilterPure Filters inspects her first factory kiln in the Dominican Republic that she and another girl from Illinois built but is now abandon.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Ballantine. Director of FilterPure Filters talks with residents of Jacmel, Haiti, explaining how the filter works.

       Lisa Ballantine. Director of FilterPure Filters talks with residents of Jacmel, Haiti, explaining how the filter works.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian woman waits with her water jug to see a doctor at the local clinic.

       A Haitian woman waits with her water jug to see a doctor at the local clinic.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Inside a makeshift tent in Jacmel, Haiti hit hard by the earthquake Lisa Ballantine talks with the mother who has one of the FilterPure filters using it to prevent Cholera in her family.

       Inside a makeshift tent in Jacmel, Haiti hit hard by the earthquake Lisa Ballantine talks with the mother who has one of the FilterPure filters using it to prevent Cholera in her family.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • FilterPure Filter Director Lisa Ballantine feels frustrated as she talks with a lady living in a tent in Jacmel, Haiti who uses the bucket to store items in and not the membrane portion of the filter. The membrane was full of rat feces which never have been used.

       FilterPure Filter Director Lisa Ballantine feels frustrated as she talks with a lady living in a tent in Jacmel, Haiti who uses the bucket to store items in and not the membrane portion of the filter. The membrane was full of rat feces which never have been used.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Ballantine. Director of FilterPure Filters dances with a little boy in the dump area of Jacmel, Haiti, as she walked to find houses that were using her filter.

       Lisa Ballantine. Director of FilterPure Filters dances with a little boy in the dump area of Jacmel, Haiti, as she walked to find houses that were using her filter.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitian women gather at the only well for miles around to get their water supply for cooking, drinking and washing clothes. The well tested positive for the E-Coli bacteria.

       Haitian women gather at the only well for miles around to get their water supply for cooking, drinking and washing clothes. The well tested positive for the E-Coli bacteria.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • In the early morning Haitian women gather at the well in Jacmel, Haiti getting water for their homes and drinking, this water tested positive for e-coli.

       In the early morning Haitian women gather at the well in Jacmel, Haiti getting water for their homes and drinking, this water tested positive for e-coli.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitian women walk away from a well heading home in Jacmel, Haiti after filling their buckets. the well tested positive for the e-coli bacteria.

       Haitian women walk away from a well heading home in Jacmel, Haiti after filling their buckets. the well tested positive for the e-coli bacteria.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian mother and daughter come to the well in the early morning to get their water supply.

       A Haitian mother and daughter come to the well in the early morning to get their water supply.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian woman drinks directly from a well in Jacmel, Haiti. The well tested positive for e-coli.

       A Haitian woman drinks directly from a well in Jacmel, Haiti. The well tested positive for e-coli.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitians desperate for clean water are nearly crushed to death as clean bottled water is pass out at a protest parade in Jacmel, Haiti. They were protesting the fact that they were still living in tents a year after the earthquake, protesting on the anniversary day of the 2010 killer quake.

       Haitians desperate for clean water are nearly crushed to death as clean bottled water is pass out at a protest parade in Jacmel, Haiti. They were protesting the fact that they were still living in tents a year after the earthquake, protesting on the anniversary day of the 2010 killer quake.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

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