Almost one thousand children under 5 die daily, worldwide, from diarrhea with a key factor being lack of access to safe water [WHO: press release 2017]
Recent WHO/UNICEF surveys show that only 13% of Ethiopians have access to improved sources of bacteria-free water. [WHO/UNICEF: JMP 2016]
The impact is a loss of time, economic potential, dignity and often life. An impact that is borne disproportionately by the poor, by women and children, and by rural communities [UNICEF: WASH the case for support]
Desert Rose, a social enterprise delivering community development and engineering consultancy in rural Ethiopia since 2008, has invented a novel and practical water filtering solution that promises to meet this vital need.
The device is innovative, technically excellent, manufactured in-country, affordable to villagers and has independent proven performance in both laboratory and real-world rural settings. Production is scalable to meet the HSTP Ethiopian Government target of 35 million Ethiopians filtering their own water by 2020.
Desert Rose has a signed MoU with the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and has the expertise, networks and relationships in Ethiopia to take this solution to market, achieve sustainable large-scale production and re-investment capital.
Partner with Desert Rose to achieve medium-scale production by the end of 2017 and deliver dramatic transformation in the lives of rural Ethiopians.
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