Upgrade 126 Nanofilter Kiosks into Centers

by TAHUDE Foundation
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Upgrade 126 Nanofilter Kiosks into Centers
Upgrade 126 Nanofilter Kiosks into Centers
Upgrade 126 Nanofilter Kiosks into Centers


THANKS for your support for 130 Nanofilter Kiosks in Tanzania After operating these kiosks for 8 years our local women entrepreneurs are now ready to upgrade their kiosks into the Standard Sales Centers, with the following improvements: 1. Increased filtration capacity from 200L to 1,000 Liters per day 2. Sales of other items: soap, bites, etc. The cost of upgrading one center is $5,000. For further information please kindly contact the inventor of Nanofilter, Prof. HILONGA: hilonga@gmail.com

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In Tanzania, the home of Nanofilter, 70% of people struggle to access safe drinking water. The devastating consequence is that waterborne diseases often lead to illness and untimely death, especially in children under five. To solve this challenge we established 130 Nanofilter Kiosks; 4 are now already upgraded, eg. besides St. Thomas Hospital, as demonstrated here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uyKXWKW-_k&t=42s Improvements: 1. Increased filtration capacity 2. Also sale other items


Nanofilter, invented in Tanzania, is an African solution to an African problem. It has won 22 international awards (WHO etc.) and already brings safe water to 1000s of families. Your support will allow us to help more. Centers are run by local entrepreneurs who sell clean water to their community at a price 5-10 times cheaper than bottled water. The solution is a win-win: a community gains access to safe water & an entrepreneur, almost always a woman, can support her family financially.

Long-Term Impact

A Nanofilter kiosk promotes sustainable development by addressing two key challenges: access to water and employment. We are now converting / upgrading our 126 Kiosks into the Centers; providing a better income to our 126 women local entrepreneurs. This is a holistic approach to development: empowering women, promoting economic growth, and reducing illness.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Organization Information

TAHUDE Foundation

Location: Arusha, Tanzania - Tanzania, United Republic of
Project Leader:
Askwar Hilonga
Arusha , Tanzania, United Republic of
$35,145 raised of $630,000 goal
250 donations
$594,855 to go
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