LifeStraw Community

Vestergaard Frandsen

LifeStraw Community is a high volume capacity point of use water filtration unit.

Product description Brand name and product description

LifeStraw Community is a high volume capacity point of use water filtration unit designed for emergency and humanitarian aid settings. The filter is effective for removing almost all viruses, bacteria, parasites, and microplastics from water.  The total capacity of the community filter is 50 liters, where 25 liters are used as a source water tank and the other 25 are used for the safe water storage tank. The lifetime of this filter is approximately 26,000 gallons (100,000 liters), enough to serve 100 people for 3 to 5 years. It is manufactured by Vestergaard Frandsen and is commercially available for purchase.

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?"

This product is supplied by Vestergaard Frandsen and Adventure Gear.

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

LifeStraw sells this product at a retail price of 395 USD, while Adventure Gear (India) sells it at  310 USD (23,355 INR). Converted on Jun 3, 2020.

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

Target users include small communities, schools, cooperative houses, and refugee camps who lack access to safe drinking water.

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