The support from Investment AB Latour and its wholly-owned operations enables improved health, hygiene and living conditions for families living off-grid in Burkina Faso and Uganda. Also, it has a positive impact on the preservation of forests in regions were access to safe water and sustainable sources of energy are scarce.
In collaboration since 2018
In 2018, Investment AB Latour donated 955 Solvatten containers to families and primary schools in Burkina Faso. The year after, an additional 1014 families in Uganda were reached thanks to the collaboration. In total, these contributions will be of great support for over 13.000 people for many years ahead.
The projects in Burkina Faso and Uganda are implemented together with PLAN International, UNHCR and local district governments. To add value to educational programs, WASH activities, equality interventions and refugee response. Solvatten kits are distributed to the most vulnerable families in the program regions.
Safe and warm water
Safe and hot water is fundamental to keep children and babies healthy. The global spread of Covid19 has further showed us the importance of washing our hands and face and keeping surfaces clean, to prevent the virus from spreading. This causes a great need for health and hygiene support.
Solvatten in Uganda
In 2020, our partnership enabled new Solvatten projects in Uganda, where we now work with PLAN International and UNHCR as our main partners. Your donation helps families living in refugee settlements and host communities in Adjumani, Palorinya, Lamwo, Nebbi, Kamuli, and Buyende. It also contributes to Solvatten interventions through smaller, local organizations working in the slums of Kampala, as well as in Pader to support families with children suffering from the Nodding Disease Syndrome.
Foremost, Solvatten is distributed to off-grid villages and women-led households with children under the age of five - who are especially vulnerable to water and hygiene-related diseases. This enables families to improve their living conditions significantly, simply by using the power from the sun. This saves trees and other vegetation in regions that are deeply affected by climate change and the scarcity of natural resources.
A SUNSHINE STORY
Each unit contains two five-litre containers, each of which can be filled with water via a filter.
The unit is then placed in direct sunlight, which simultaneously heats the water and exposes it to ultraviolet radiation.
The combination of heat and UV light purifies the water. Depending on conditions, the water will be free of pathogenic material in 2-6 hours.
An indicator shows when the treatment process is complete—a sad red face changes to a green and happy one.
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