THE CHALLENGE

While the world grapples with a global pandemic and the unpredictabilities of climate change, there’s another issue that continues to threaten millions around the globe; the ongoing water crisis in developing countries. For too long, communities have been locked out of the resources they need to regain control over their health.

Awareness for this issue continues to grow but access to sufficient, reliable, and affordable drinking water continues to be a systemic issue in countries worldwide.

At times, the water crisis issue can feel impossible and unsolvable, which is why 4Life Solutions is collaborating with Anarde Foundation, Nordin and Novozymes bringing the SaWa-bag solution to India.

THE SOLUTION

SaWa bag is a water purification device made from laminated plastic; it utilizes a 25-year-old method of water pasteurization, which uses UV rays to kill 99.999% of pathogens usually found in water, making the water as clean as boiled water.

One SaWa bag lasts for 500 cycles and cleans four litres of water per cycle, equivalent to a year’s worth of drinking water for two persons. We are the cheapest, non-chemical water purification device currently on the market.

THAKURWADI

The pilot project is happening in Thakurwadi, which is a village in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, India.

THE STORY BEHIND


THE PARTNERS

4Life solutions is a danish startup developing safe and environmentally friendly water solutions for low income groups.

NORDIN is a highly operational market access program for Danish SMEs looking to India.

Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions, and have been present in India since 1984.

Anarde Foundation is an NGO with a strong focus on rural development, the objective is empower rural India.

PEOPLE INVOLVED

SDG FOCUS

The benefits of safe water are far reaching, impacting several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including improving health and reducing carbon emissions.

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This 4Life pilot-project is supported by Anarde Foundation, Novozymes and Nordin and championed by HelloScience®