Jun 3, 2019

Nanofilter: Created 90 jobs and impact to 250,000 people in Tanzania and Kenya

One of the ladies employed by Nanofilter: NM-AIST
One of the ladies employed by Nanofilter: NM-AIST

This quarter we did a powerful dissemination event at The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania on 28th April 2019. Among other things we demonstrated the IMPACT made by the Nanofilter innovation:

Nanofilter has created job opportunity to 90 ladies at age 18 - 30 who work at the water stations as Operators. All these ladies were not employed before, as says ................(name reserved): "I had no job; no hope! Thanks to Nanofilter for employing me as an Operator". Through the employment at water stations, these ladies are now able to support their families, send their children to school, and act as financial pillars for their families - for those who are married their husbands are so proud of them. The job that Nanofilter provides is decent, respectable, dignified and fulfilling; the ladies are always dressed in uniform and are clean all the time. Some of the stations give the ladies salary that is four times the amount that they could receive if they work in similar jobs like selling at the shops or working as house girls. The job at Nanofilter give the ladies great respect in the community because they act as "health educators" and "life savers". Each water station provides clean and safe water to about 100 people daily.

 The Breakthrough

NanofilterTM innovation has achieved commendable results in various aspects and the sustainability is guaranteed. Here is the summary of impact:

  • 10 different awards, include WHO Health Prize
  • 250,000 beneficiaries (people who have been reached with clean and safe water)
  • 90 NanofilterTM water stations (points where people can buy clean and safe water at affordable price)
  • 517 Households with NanofilterTM (each household has about 6 beneficiaries)
  • 73 Institutions with NanofilterTM including schools in rural Tanzania have already installed Nanofilter system (some institutions like schools have up to 450 people)
  • 90 Employment to young ladies (age 18 - 30) - they work as Operators
  • 15 Employment to NanofilterTM staff - mostly University Graduates
  • 130 other self-employed people / local entrepreneurs, welders, guards, etc.
  • Publicity for the product and its sponsors: Online views by 2 million people
  • Beyond Tanzania: 10 NanofilterTM water stations in Kenya - through Savemod Earth Link company as Franchise
  • More than 2.3 million plastic bottles NOT used due to refill business model
  • Assured financial sustainability

 As NanofilterTM innovation has achieved commendable results in Tanzania the team is now ready to take the product to other countries. At present (April 2019) there are requests from 12 different African countries and 7 other countries around the world.

 These are examples of how pressing the needs are for expanding Nanofilter product:

"Hi, I'm .................(name reserved) we live in San Luis Potosi, I found your page and I am interested, I want to know more about your filter, since I want to market it to people with low resources and in communities where water has great contaminants and bacteria that affect health of people, especially of low-income communities. I do not have great resources I will start little to fill all of Mexico, with its filter, I need to know how much it costs and if it is accountable to all people, but that despite being economical, it is efficient and useful to all."

 "SALES AGENT IN KENYA / OTHER PARTS OF AFRICA: Dear Sir, I hope this mail finds you well. May I once again request you kindly to consider me for the above subject when you will be venturing in this business both here and other parts of Africa. I will be very glad if you may consider me in this project, let me promise to be punctual and responsible if you may consider my request.

Yours faithfully, .........................(name reserved)."

One of the 90 Nanofilter water stations
One of the 90 Nanofilter water stations
Jun 3, 2019

GlobalGiving Officials Visited Our Office in Tanzania and Conducted Training to 30 Partners

Children assisted in saying NO to plastic bottles
Children assisted in saying NO to plastic bottles

It was so AMAZING and very exciting to receive visitors from the GlobalGiving Headquarters in U.S.A. They conducted training to 30 partners and we had a join lunch. It was such a happy in historical day in our organization.

Moreover, it was a powerful quarter because of the dissemination event we conducted at The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania. The event was conducted on 28th April 2019 at the NM-AIST conference hall. It was attended by about 250 people as individuals from NM-AIST Community and Top Leadership and from various institutions (including the other project partners, Gongali Model and A-Z Textile Mills Ltd) and from the government (RMO/RHO Office, City Council, Water Department, etc). HDIF was represented by Eric and Joseph). The entertainment was made by 2 Choirs from Arusha. The event was covered by 2 TVs Star TV and ITV, many radios including Free Africa, Safina, Idea, Ngurumo, etc; and several other newspapers, such as Business Times, The Citizen, Mwananchi, etc. The guest was the Arusha Regional Commissioner represented by Mr. Allan Rushokana from the Arusha City Council. Gongali Model made an exhibition in 15 booths.  One booth was shared with A-Z Textile Mills Ltd.

Solar Lanterns were demonstrated very well, along with Nanofilter and Biogas. School children (beneficiaries of the Solar Lantern Project) assisted in promoting our motto of “say NO to use of plastic”. We promote REFILL business model (no use of plastic bottles as water containers).

THANKS for your relentless support for all these activities that are making impact to our community and ENVIRONMENT.

GlobalGiving Team Visiting TAHUDE in Tanzania
GlobalGiving Team Visiting TAHUDE in Tanzania
Jun 3, 2019

Biogas project office in Arusha - visited by GlobalGiving Team from U.S.A

GlobalGiving Team Visit TAHUDE in Arusha, Tanzania
GlobalGiving Team Visit TAHUDE in Arusha, Tanzania

It was so AMAZING and very exciting to receive visitors from the GlobalGiving Headquarters in U.S.A. They conducted training to 30 partners and we had a join lunch. It was such a happy in historical day in our organization.

For our biogas project this quarter:

i. Four (4) Biodigesters are completed

ii Four (4) Clients submitted their forms

iii. Twelve (12) will submit their forms anytime from now.

 Though it is a rainy season in which we are facing challenges in biodigester construction, we did our best to conduct marketing in Mbulu, Arusha DC, and Meru Districts. At present TAHUDE is well known by other institutions (NGOs) and biogas construction companies. We have been invited to attend training where we met other stakeholders and did significant marketing for biogas loans. We have started marketing in Mbulu District, where we met with twelve (12) people and two have already submitted their forms; ten are in pipeline. Also we met with District Cooperation Officer who promised to organize official meeting with registered groups in Mbulu District and to invite TAHUDE Team for marketing. In Arusha we are receiving a lot of applications from individuals and groups. One of the Church Elders (name reserved) invited TAHUDE to conduct marketing program to (NATAJEWO) women group at Ngaramtoni. The women were very interested to the biogas project. We agreed to meet again to fill their application forms.

 Many good things are happening in Tanzania – THANKS for your relentless support for our initiatives. Our community future is very bright than ever before. GOD BLESS YOU!

GlobalGiving Team Conducting Seminar in Arusha
GlobalGiving Team Conducting Seminar in Arusha
 
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