We provide products that purify drinking water using proven UV technology without the need for electricity. They are designed to be economical and effective and are marketed to local entrepreneurs in the developing world to own and operate clean water businesses.
Through on-the-ground partnerships both public and private, we assists local entrepreneurs in launching water kiosk businesses. Once established, local entrepreneurs receive ongoing maintenance and support from locally based employees.
The ripple effect of the technology—beyond safe, clean drinking water—is less illness and disease, better hygiene, and income-generating opportunities that lift individuals and communities out of poverty. Our products help free women and girls (who bear the brunt of gathering and boiling water) to participate in income-generating work and education.
The Global Drinking Water Crisis:
50% of the planet lives in urban areas
Urban populations in the developing world will grow by 2.9 billion by 2050
Poor cities can’t provide safe drinking water now
If you have ever traveled or lived in the developing world, you are likely aware that we have a global water crisis. And, this water crisis is not an issue of scarcity, but of access. More people in the world own cell phones than have access to a toilet.
Municipal systems cannot reliably provide safe drinking water, forcing customers to treat their water to ensure its safety, most often by boiling. As cities and slums grow at increasing rates, the situation worsens. Every day, lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation kills thousands, leaving others with reduced quality of life.
The need for efficient, effective, convenient and affordable products is massive and it needs to happen now!