How we got clean water for for 2,500 villagers for 25 years for just $5,000. And then, did it again.
Water is too apolitical for talk shows. Too mundane for print media. And too not-Trump for Fox News.
But there’s no hushing away the fact that 700M still lack access to clean water. Day in and day out. My team has found a sustainable & maintenance-free fix that bypasses governmental ineptitude, electric grids or massive infrastructure revamps.
Our solution leverages solar energy to pump water from under the surface in a neat, community-led project. All for $5,000 a piece. We explain how in the video above.
Here’s a 3-min snippet from Jurr (and bygone days when the long hair look was still meta)
In the following 2 years, this happened in Jurr:
- Literacy Rate*: Up by 15%
- Labor Productivity**: up by 13%
- Cases of water-borne diseases: down by 37%
Disclaimer: we did not hypothesize any of these inspiring results at the time. But in retrospect, it all adds up…
- Less time spent walking to distant water wells = more time in classrooms
- Better hydration = greater agricultural / labor productivity and income
- Safer & cleaner water = slimmer chance of contracting diarrhea / other diseases
In essence: a single water pump reconfigured the entire blueprints of the community, and broke the treacherous poverty trap for several families.
*statistically significant marginally greater improvement for girls over boys (makes sense: since most water gathering is done by women hence they have greater headroom for improvement)
**proxied by mean household income (randomly selected households) —we know our econometrics.
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