Fundraising is just one part of the whole process however. Even distributing the existing SONO filter turned out to be a more difficult task than I thought. Since Rajapur is located on the far outskirts of Kushtia, which is a larger town, the roads that lead to Rajapur tended to be very broken and narrow. The existing commercial filter is a very heavy, and large filter which wouldn't fit into the typical rickshaw as well. So special
transportation arrangements had to be made to take the filter to the appropriate location. A special type of truck, powered by a boat motor, was used, which, although somewhat clumsy, was powerful and large enough for the task of transporting both the filter, and 3 iKormi volunteers who would be needed to set up the filter. Overall though, after the arrangements and financial allotments were made, the filter set-up was a success, smoothly accomplished.
There's still a lot of work to be done however, but this is definitely a promising start. Please check out some photos taken of the filter distribution below!