There is neither clean drinking water nor electricity in the poorest regions of West Africa. The only drinking water is supplied by hand from dug pits which are filled during the rainy season (approx. 3 months a year) but are immediately contaminated with dangerous pathogens by the humid heat. The aim of the project is to supply a whole village in a water kiosk (water shop) with clean drinking water certified to ISO standards, fully autonomously powered by solar energy. The whole village population can get clean and healthy drinking water at this station, at a very reasonable price. With the money thus obtained, the plant can be maintained and the necessary care personnel employed at a fair wage. The lack of basic infrastructure such as drinking water for the population or waste management causes dangerous infectious diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria, poliomyelitis (poliomyelitis), hepatitis A and B, rabies, typhoid and meningococcal meningitis, schistosomiasis schistosomiasis, parasitosis and Ebola spread. One of the most important transfer factors plays the contaminated with viruses and bacteria drinking water and the lack of hygiene.
Goal of the project
The aim of our water kiosk project is to build a highly efficient central drinking water plant in one of these districts, which will produce clean and high-quality drinking water (approx. 5000 to 7000 litres of drinking water per day, depending on the duration of sunshine) from ground water/rain water completely autonomously using solar energy (by means of mechanical ultra-filtration technology) without chemicals. In addition, this system cleans itself by backwashing and thus guarantees a constant high water quality (Iso-certified). The walk-in customers are lent directly with the plant a qualitatively good drinking water container with own Logo in the pledge, filled with this clean drinking water and delivered to a favorable price. The next time the tank is filled, it is cleaned, disinfected and returned for a fee. With the so gained profit the personnel, the maintenance and cleaning work is paid as well as for a further drinking water plant in another district money is bought.
The investments for such a plant amount to approximately CHF 50,000, which will be recouped after commissioning at a modest subscription price, so that this is ultimately a sustainable commitment that could be followed by further projects. The processing plant at the Donka Hospital in Conakry, which already works with this technology, will also be amortized at a fair subscription price.
Bank: St. Galler Kantonalbank
Account holder: Faith in Humanity
IBAN Number: CH40 0078 1622 6365 4200 0
BC-Number und Swift-Code: 781 / KBSGCH22
Postal Account: 90-219-8