Nika Hosseini and Elizabeth Tran, through contractual established partnerships with AquaSolve Ventures, a water purification company, and IDEAS for Us, an international non-profit, will work to deliver clean drinking water to Kiburara, Uganda. They will install the water purification system while simultaneously educating the public on the global need for clean water. Further, with a team of students and administration, they will go to Kiburara, Uganda and install the POND (Purification on Demand) system enabling the community to facilitate long-term clean water use and develop microbusinesses for the community.
The project has been accepted to attend Clinton Global Initiative University as a commitment to action.
According to The Water Project, over 783 million people across the world do not have access to clean and safe drinking water. Of those people, 37% of them live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Further, 1 in 9 people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water and 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases. The global issue of available clean water needs to be solved. The target populations for the project are the children and adults in the area of Kiburara, Uganda, a region that is in serious need of clean water where many go a week without water through talking with locals on the ground. Through our project, the population of 5,857 will have access to solar powered clean drinking water and the establishment of a micro-business that will employ locals and an educational program regarding water, sanitation and hygiene.
Our commitment is titled SPLASH (Solar Purification for Lives of All through Sanitation and Health)