Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Over 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation, mainly access to clean water. So with the SDW, a low-income solution, public may obtain drinking water without risk of contracting diseases carried by water and that is causing more than 2 million deaths every year, affecting mainly children under 5 years. The SDW is a highly durable system that can improve the lives of many people, with this unique disinfection system, more people will have their guaranteed right of access to drinking water. Emphasizing that the differential of SDW is the high durability of the system.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Until today it has been developed 3 different prototypes, and in the third, we already have an idea of how would be a hypothetical example. A person lives in a small house in a rural area semi-arid northeastern Brazil with her family, two adults and two children. The daily requirement of them is about 50 liters of water, but the only water they have access to is from a small lake, where animals bathe and has already proved to be highly contaminated. Then, in an initiative of a private company / government / NGO this family, like many others, benefits from a reservoir of 50 liters which has a small filter treatment able to improve the aesthetics and water quality as well as help in the main proceedings: the elimination of pathogens present in this water using only sunlight. Now the health of the family has improved.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
The expansion of this project will take place in two parts: international distribution and creation of automated versions. In the first part, the partnership with a factory in China for all logistics of SDW is made there and the cost of production and delivery to customers in the regions of Asia and Africa will be reduced. In the second part, more further, like in 3 years, different types of SDW will be created for other markets, such as people who have running water but they know the high degree of re-contamination thereof to pass through the pipes on the way to the residence them.