The United Nations reports that 783 million people lack access to clean drinking water and between six and eight million people die annually from water-related disease. The greatest burden of morbidity and mortality is in children under the age of five.
In addition to addressing lack of access to clean water in Kenya, ICC also addresses the reliance on charities and NGOs as the middle-men for filter distribution, which has several downsides. First, inconsistent orders for the filter manufacturers result in rush production that lowers filter quality and leads to inconsistent employment for the factory team. Second, the end user of the filters do not value the filter and are not be able to replace the filter if it is broken. Third, the filters do not reach as many people through such a model.