Drinking water for all

Drinking water for all

ChinaHefei, China
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$100,000 - $250,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The goal of Green Anhui’s water sanitation program is to provide a solution to the pollution problem in Huai River and the drinking water crisis. By educating the target community on proper water sanitation techniques, water sanitation practices.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

through our research ,we have found server consequences of water pollution by factory around Huai River .over 4000 people in the village has no drinking water supply because of the pollution .so the solution is going to address water supply problem by distribution of water filter which technique has been testified.our organisation is going to provide water sanitation education as the part of project to school children and local communities.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

This program is going to divided into 2 phases ,the first phase is water sanitation education, as old Chinese expression said give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime;knowledge is the best charity. On this phase ,we are going to not only teach them how to use the water filter but also let them knowledge their right and teach them to safeguard their right by law .Green Anhui and the community leaders will distribute water filters in the communities to provide short-term relief to the water crisis. The communities along Huai River lack a serious access to drinkable water. The water filters will purify water and ensure that it is safe for drinking.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

through Green Anhui's advocacy activities ,such as media exposure ,public awareness raising in environmental law ,and legal and finance support for environmental litigation .because of those actions ,the pollution problem has been reduced ,the pollution enterprise had changed their attitude and behavior to people lives around ,they installed water purified system . DWFL is continuance of our previous work ,through education of water sanitation and distribution of water filter ,we hope people could have better life after all this damage been done and provide them at least potable water

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

our project is a special case ,because the water was polluted by factory. but water filter is something at least we can do for providing minimized survival needs since the purified technique has testified. there is no doubt that complicate issue could be solved by simple way. This is going to be just one part of our project since there are still lots work need to be done such as environmental public litigation ,public awareness raising.
About You
Green Anhui
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About Your Project
Organization Name

Green Anhui

Organization Country

, 11, Hefei

Country where this project is creating social impact

, 11

How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

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Your Solution
Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

As member of Waterkeeper Alliance, we working on the monitoring of water quality of this region for a long time.Our previous project Huai river water keeper project provide us very important information that's also one way we find out severe drinking water supply issue here.
Green Anhui as biggest grassroots ONG in Anhui province , always striving to provide quality environmental outreach and create long-lasting environmental change. one of our project was produce as documentary short film ''The Warriors of Qiugang'' and nominated for Oscar in 2011. With a grassroots and community-building approach, we are committed to protecting the environmental development of Anhui.

Select Sector(s): To which of Unilever's categories of sustainability does your solution apply?

Sanitation and Hygiene, Waste.

Measurable Impact
Audience: Who have you identified as your customers/recipients and why? How will you get your solution to them or engage them in your initiative?

The target recipients for this project are highly polluted communities along the Huai River in Anhui. These communities can no longer sustain themselves due to the high level of pollution in the water. Sicknesses and deaths related to water pollution is common. Schools are being especially targeted due to their influence among the young population. Residents living in these communities are mostly living near or below the poverty level and lack technology widely available in the cities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

This project aims to reduce pollution in surrounding waterways and improve environmental practices of village communities.
Water Sanitation Education
- Train at least 14 community leaders
- Have each community leader organize at least 5 teacher trainings and 5 education sessions for each teacher group and household respectively
- Have each school adapt an environmental education curriculum
Water Filter Distribution
- Provide a water filter to every school in the community
- Distribute water filters to at least 50% of households in the community
The impact dose not only demonstrate by numbers of people we have trained or the number of water filter we distribute,but also we could efficiently promote politics attention to solve the problem .

Growth, Finance & Leadership
Scaling the Solution: How do you intend to scale your activities over the next two years (e.g., reach new markets, diversify solutions, etc.)? What will make this possible?

I work with whole team of Green Anhui and our 1000 core volunteers from various place and profession in this region. Green Anhui just has its ten year anniversary, since the foundation, our mission is to protect environment where we live .
If I am be the lucky one ,I would like to invest my prize money to realize documentary film to let more people know our problem here and also let people remind what they have done without think about environment consequences and at meantime ,I would like to appeal more attention on this issue .
As we know also the people along the river got cancer because of pollution and I would like to provide regular medical visit for children .The pollution problem has been long time here and we can not change it

Financial Sustainability: What is your business model to ensure financial sustainability?

Since foundation of our organization ,our main founder includes international and national organizations such as GEF(Global Environment Foundation ) ,UNDP(United Nations development Program),ABA(American Bar Association ) SEE foundation and One Foundation for supporting our project. Our work in environmental protection filed has wildly recognized .

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

In order to response appeal of Ministry of environment ,I initiated on project name ToiTemTaTerre which means love your planet .this project involved various participants ,including University ,grassroots communities ,NGOs ,college students ,children from disadvantage families and their parents. what I learn is to imagine all the possibility of risk and problem, and make a plan as precise as possible.