Safe Water Project (Tanzania)

In Lower Moshi, a region south of mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the local villager are heavily impacted by the effects of drinking unsafe water. The available water contains bacteria and viruses that result in many water-borne diseases, such as diarrhoea and cholera. Another local challenge is the high level of fluoride in the drinking water, which results in dental fluorosis.

Together with FT Kilimanjaro and Net4Kids, Element15 is preparing a project in which 50 BARs will be deployed in Lower Moshi. The BARs will provide safe drinking water for more than 9,000 people daily. To ensure that the water is absolutely safe to drink, the BARs will be equipped with our special ultra filtration membrane, to retain all bacteria and viruses, and a bone char filter that brings down fluoride levels to a non-harmful level. This bone char will be procured locally. 

For a period of three years, these BARs will be kept operational and maintained by a local women group. Element15 will provide local trainings to both the end-users as well as the mechanics. 

Zambezi region (Namibia)

The Zambezi region is located in the north-west region of Namibia and takes its name from the Zambezi River that runs along its border. The population of the region is approximately 90,000 people and the majority of them are farmers that make their living by cultivation land on the banks of the Zambezi River.

While commercial farming is quite successful in Namibia, measures to build more effective food systems for the wider population, especially in the north, have been hampered by intensely variable weather and the COVID-19 pandemic.  

In Q2-2022, Element15 did a demonstration trip together with World Food Programme in Namibia to show BAR and the Treadle Pump to local farmers and communities. The aim of the demonstration is to prove that Element15's can create substantial added value in terms of the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on food systems and water safety.