Dear supporters of the SODIS Foundation,
We would like to inform you about two new initiatives of the SODIS Foundation which just have gone on-line:
- "Microcredit for water and sanitation": This is a project to provide microcredit and technical advice to families in Cochabamba (Bolivia) in order to improve their water and sanitation services. This joint initiative of the SODIS Foundation and two experienced financial institutions will empower 100 suburban families to improve the existing (often poor quality) water and sanitation services. With small investments, savings can be created and productivity increased, which enables the families to pay back the loan within a short time.
- "Develop an indicator for Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS)": This project is based on a previously implemented open innovation challenge for developing the concept for a SODIS indicator (see https://gw.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9093841). The SODIS Foundation now is teaming up with the winning team of this challenge, a group of PhD students from the University of Washington, in order to develop a prototype and test it in the field. The goal is to facilitate the process of teaching and promoting the method of Solar Water Disinfection, a low-cost method for obtaining safe drinking water. Once ready for mass production, the device will help to accelerate the diffusion of SODIS on a global scale.
These two new projects have been prepared over the past months and they now are ready to start. We invite you to support these new initiatives of the SODIS Foundation and to pass on the word to friends and colleagues - feel free to use your social networks or to pass on the news in other ways.
For the SODIS Foundation,