Village Bucket Water Filters
Cleans water & makes it safe for drinking, taking medications, preparing food. Removes bacteria & protozoa at 99.999% rate. No chemicals.
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CNZ Investments Pty
Established (the solution has passed the previous stages and demonstrated success)
Annual budget in 2017 (USD)
Number of beneficiaries impacted so far
Headquarters location: Country
Headquarters location: City
Location(s) of impact
Free State province
North West province
Kwa-Zulu Natal province
Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?
Mainly for use by communities who use non-purified water from rivers, dams, boreholes and harvested rain water. It provides clean water in homes /schools/ crèches / clinics for drinking, cooking and hand-washing. Also for use for disaster relief when clean water services have been disrupted. UNICEF: 663 million families do not have access to improved water sources & 800 children under 5 years, die from water & sanitation-related issues daily
Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?
Cleans water to make it safe for drinking and preparing food
Provides families with clean and safe water daily
Removes germs, bacteria, protozoa or cysts
Exceeds EPA standards with removal rate of 99.9999% of bacteria which cause Cholera, Botulism, Typhoid, Amoebic Dysentery (E coli, Coliform Bacteria, Streptococcus, Salmonella). Also removes Protozoa, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Cycospora
SABS SANS 241: 2011 (Edition 1) compliant
Easy to use with use any plastic bucket or plastic bottle
No use of chemicals
Fast water flow: supplies 1 litre every 2 minutes
Easy maintenance, no parts to be replaced
Lasts for 10 years
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work
-Saves Time for rural wonem to clean waterby pouring bleach & waiting for 12 hours before use, or get fuel (wood/cow-dung) to boil water before use
-Reduce sicknesses from use of unclean water (less trips to clinics; reduced absence from work or school)
-Reduced stomach problems / diarrhoea;
-Nutrition value of food increases by 40% from cooking with clean water
Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?
1. Direct sales to families through Independent Distributing Agents (who own their own enterprises and we give them product & business training) = 30%
2. Applications and requests for sponsorship from private companies, for families who are unable to afford the Bucket Filters = 70%
Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?
Cleans water while removing harmful germs
No maintenance parts
Lasts for 10 years
Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.
Drought in the country in 2015-2016 and struggles faced by rural communities during that time. This sparked my search for solutions to enhance living standards for our people. The Bucker Filter product also complements our Sun Oven cooker appliances and solar lighting products we market & distribute
Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?