Kakuma is based in the desert of the Turkana region where temperatures can exceed 45C. Water is pumped once a day and people line up – often all day- to wait and get a yellow bin of water that they use to bathe, wash clothes/dishes, and drink. This water is pumped from a well over 100m deep and the water is not only salty but sometimes contaminated. As the water sits, contamination worsens. This water is especially difficult for children to drink as they do not have the stomach to fight the bacteria. One of our first ideas was to start a water filtration business to establish a clean water source. We identified a distributor of Lifestraw water filtrations systems in Kenya and sponsored the first filter. This filter will last a few years and up to several 100k liters of water but it will only supply a small section of the refugee camp. So we need more filters. Our goal is to have these in every corner of the camp so everyone can use. This means we may need close to 100 filters. From there, we plan to purchase refrigeration so we can also have cold water. Help fund our initiative here. Our goal is to operate 10 filters by the end of the year and some refrigeration. Our goal is to raise an additional $3000 for our first active startup.
Johannes Cornelis van Nieuwkerk06/25/2018Invest$10.00