BE ADVISED: You are NOT donating to a charity. Donating only solves temporary problems. We develop, we are a non-profit organisation.
Pure Water - Water for Refugees
Part One: What?
The project is simple. Pure Water sets out to develop water factories (and in the future also farms) in warzones and extremely poor countries. So that refugees, mostly women and children, have fresh(er) water and are less likely to die from all kinds of intoxiation.Whether it is because of the dirty water, or the lack of water itself which prevents people from cooking and bathing.
We use one particular factory to begin with. That factory is located in Sudan. We have to start somewhere, and this is the factory we've chosen.
Part Two: Why?
Donating is bad. You are not donating a penny directly towards a poor family in Syria. Donating solves only temporary problems. The goal is to make those factories self sustainable, so that we don't have to keep donating. They can produce their own water.
Why is donating bad? Take a look at this table:
About 2 billion pounds never even makes it to developing countries. This is a huge waste. There is a much better way to deal with all that money. Develop factories for water and food in the future.
We are going to develop factory programs in warzones and poor countries, so they are no longer relying on our ''professional fundraisers''.
Truth is, most of the money doesn't even make it there.
Your money will, because it is not donated. It is put into work. It actually develops something other than waste.
The water that people in poor countries and warzones need to drink are full of bacteria. Take a look at this picture:
By drinking this water 2,000 children die everyday because they don't have acces to clean, safe water! The ones that survive, have a terrible and painful life ahead of them. Dirty water kills more that HIV/AIDS, MALARIA and MEASLES combined!
Part Three: Who?
- Daan Langelaan: Project Manager
- Steve Anchor: ''Finance Guy''
- Kim Wung: Sales Manager
The rest have miscellaneous jobs and responsibilities.
Our Group including two teachers
We are a group of 13 students from Amsterdam. Over the years, we have been busy getting licenses, permits and all the information we need. We have already obtained a small budget, however it is not enough yet. That's why we are asking you, to finish the job. Only €50.000 left to save thousands, maybe even millions of lives!
Part Four: Where?
We use a main plant: Jonglei Sudd Bottling. It is a small factory in Sudan which provides only a limited amount of water. We are going to expand it. The factory is currently the only factory that manufactures water in the area. Surely we have to build more factories! Below are some pictures:
Risks and challenges
1) Corrupt leaders in developing countries
Developing countries often struggle with corrupt leadership. Luckely we get to ride with the UN. The UN has acces to many areas in warzones and developing countries, since they are a unarmed, peacefull organisation. We cannot do it alone, we need the UN to guide us through the areas.
2) Finding Water
Finding water is actually not the hard part. There is water almost everywhere below the ground. The problem is getting it. With the funds raised in this project, many pumps will be installed. That enables the population to dig a well almost anywhere they want, to bottle it in the (little) factories and to give out to the people.