OC Microbiologist Serves in Philippine Village

OC microbiology professor Dr. Al Mikell recently went to a remote Philippine village in the northern tip of Cebu to install a bio-filtration device he developed. 

His system not only saves money, but saves lives. Water-born illness is one of the leading causes of child death and loss of productivity among adults. 

Mikell’s water filter system is organic and does not use chemicals. It is low maintenance and low cost.

During his trip, Mikell visited goat farms and observed the village’s livelihood programs. He also helped conduct Bible studies and preached in schools and house churches. 

More opportunities are available for vocational volunteers in the Philippines. For more information, contact Salvador Cariaga (83) at cariaga@yahoo.com or at (817) 480-1287.

Fall 2011

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