ABOUT THE WHO AND WHY
In 2014, students of the TU Munich recognized the severe drinking water crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa and that tackling this issue is crucial.
After 3 years of R&D and establishing contacts to leading NGOs, we started our pilot project in Kigoma, WESTERN TANZANIA. The idea was to produce and sell a organic filter based on a 19th century technology, which is continuously improved by institutions such as the MIT or the Princeton University.
In Kigoma, we learnt to assimilate to the local culture and infrastructure, and established a facility on the property of a local NGO to produce our filters.
In NOVEMBER 2018, we constructed our own FILTER FACTORY IN KASULU, a small town close to Kigoma,
This facility was visited & inspected by our European team in the spring of 2019.
Today there are several employees on site, supervised by our first Waterpreneur Adolf Yanda. He works closely with our local partners. The project is coordinated from Munich and consists of 11 students working on a voluntary basis. Our project aims to create local businesses that can one day run on its own, making us not permanent coordinators, but initiators.
Our interdisciplinary collective consists of students from the LMU and TU Munich, who all work with dedication on a volunteer basis.
Our vision is a world where every man, woman & child has access to safe water.
To reach this objective within the span of our lifetime, we feel compelled to make our own small contribution by fighting water contamination & creating sustainable access to safe drinking water.