A ceramic pot filter made in Guatemala for rural family water treatment.

Product description Brand name and product description

Ecofiltros are silver-enhanced ceramic filters that are designed, locally-made and distributed by Ecofiltro, a Guatemalan-based business that is committed to bringing clean water to rural communities in Guatemala. The product removes turbidity and 99.99% of harmful water-born pathogens.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Create Good Foundation and the JS Hussey Foundation have helped expand Ecofiltro’s production capacity to help reach more families in rural Guatemala. The filters are directly distributed by Ecofiltro and through a network of local distributors in both rural areas and urban areas.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The market price for an Ecofiltro depends on container material. Enamelware: 77.88 USD (599 GTQ); Mini Enamelware: 51.87 USD (399 GTQ); Ceramic: 156.01 USD (1200 GTQ); Clay: 84.51 USD (650 GTQ); Pachon stainless steel: 12.87 USD (99 GTQ); Virgin plastic: 39.00 – 45.50 USD (300-350 GTQ);  Filter unit: 26 USD (200 GTQ). All prices converted June 7 , 2019.


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Other silver-enhanced ceramic-pot filters such as ARCIFILTRO, CeraMaji, Purifaaya, Silver filter, CT-Filtron and TIRTACUPUMANIK.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Initial target users were Guatemalan families in rural areas. Today the company has expanded to international markets.

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