WHO WE ARE
PARTNERING TO BUILD A WORLD WHERE ALL PEOPLE HAVE SAFE DRINKING WATER.
Description of the kit
Rural Water Treatment Kit (RUWAFIKI) is a portable, innovative and environmentally friendly kit for domestic water treatment on-site to address poor water quality issues. The kit is comprised of natural materials, filter papers and activated carbon. The pilot location for the project is Makondo Parish, Lwengo District in rural Uganda. The kit will enable households to treat water collected from unsafe water sources to remove pathogens, color, and odor that cause water borne diseases. The project is expected to be extended to other African countries facing the challenges of water borne diseases. The kit is easy to use, and very affordable.
How to buy the kit
RUWAFIKI’s management would be engaging the services of salespersons within the communities, who would be involved in the sales and distribution of the kit. Additionally, there will be network relationship between the social enterprise and relevant stakeholders, such as NGOs and parastatals involved with SDG 6 on Clean Water and Sanitation, to maximize their influential status in reaching the target market. These stakeholders would be directly and indirectly involved in facilitating the dissemination of the kit, as well as awareness generation to target market.
FACTS AND FIGURES
Four(4) billion cases of diarrhoea cause 800,000 million deaths worldwide
In the last ten years, more humans died from diarrhoea than in all armed conflicts since World War II.
312 million humans in Africa come down with schistosomiasis, of which 119 million are children under the age of 15.
208 million humans in Africa (52 % of the cases worldwide) come down with trachoma every year, of which 6 million are already blind.
5 million humans die from water-related diseases every year. Among them are 1.5 million children every year; that is 4,000 children every day.
In low- and middle-income countries, 38% of health care facilities lack improved water source, 19% do not have improved sanitation and 35% lack water and soap for handwashing.
Geneva challenge winners
We have successful developed the project idea with benchmarking to rural area settings to see current situation of Makondo Parish. We emerged as winning team at 2019 Geneva Challenge with theme ‘Challenges of Global Health’, held at Geneva, Switzerland. We received Validation and recommendation from a jury comprising of health, water and international development experts including experienced entrepreneurs.
Winners at the Heineken challenge
We also emerged as a winning team at 2019 Heineken Green Challenge, (A global competition for ideas), held in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Emerging as winners for Heineken challenge made us eligible recipient of the Heineken Green challenge accelerator program for project development in Monterrey.