Did you know that women in Sub-Saharan Africa spend 16 million hours every day collecting water? Every. Day. And that they are frequently joined by their children. Even when water is close to their dwelling, it may be polluted, or they may have to wait in lines to retrieve it, or there may not be enough for all their needs. How can someone create a better future for themselves if they don’t have access to the most fundamental of all resources? It’s a big problem that will probably require many small solutions. Our solution is a Rainwater Catchment Tank. This technology can scale easily, requires mostly local resources for construction, may use one of our other technologies as part of the construction, and can fit next to a house or a village or anywhere there is a roof. We really like roofs.
We usually host Chats on the final Friday of each month. They are a chance to meet people from around the world, partake in some conversation, and hear how our program is progressing.